Subject Area(s): US History - 1877 to the Present

Grade Level(s): 7

Format of Library of Congress media: Photographs

Best Instructional Practices


USII.3 - The student will demonstrate knowledge of how life changed after the Civil War by
  1. identifying the reasons for westward expansion;


One 70 Minute Period

Lesson Summary

The students will examine pictures from the "Exoduster" movement to discover what it was, when it took place, why it took place and how successful it was. Students will take notes on a graphic organizer and write a letter as an Exoduster to demonstrate their understanding.

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All of the materials used in this lesson plan are available for downloading as PDF Files and PowerPoint files, as appropriate. PDF Files can be viewed with the free Adobe Reader.

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