Westward Expansion

USII.2     The student will use maps, globes, photographs, pictures, or tables for
a)   explaining how physical features and climate influenced the movement of people westward;
USII.4     The student will demonstrate knowledge of how life changed after the Civil War by
a)   identifying the reasons for westward expansion, including its impact on American Indians;


Inventions  --  Expansion


US II Review Games

Westward Expansion Quia Game

Westward Expansion Rags to Riches

Westward Expansion Rap

Westward Expansion Scatter

Windmill Explanation


"Tell General Howard I know his heart. What he told me before, I have it in my heart. I am tired of fighting. Our chiefs are killed; Looking Glass is dead, Too-hul-hul-sote is dead. The old men are all dead. It is the young men who say yes or no. He who led on the young men is dead. It is cold, and we have no blankets; the little children are freezing to death. My people, some of them, have run away to the hills, and have no blankets, no food. No one knows where they are—perhaps freezing to death. I want to have time to look for my children, and see how many of them I can find. Maybe I shall find them among the dead. Hear me, my chiefs! I am tired; my heart is sick and sad. From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever." Chief Joseph