Subject Area(s): Social Studies, Writing, Reading, & Mathematics

Grade Level(s): 6

Format of Library of Congress media

Best Instructional Practices


SOL: USI.8 - Students will demonstrate knowledge of westward expansion and reform in America from 1801 to 1861 by


Five: 50 minute class period

Lesson Summary

Geographic and economic factors that influenced the westward movement which include:

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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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