Westward Expansion - 5th Grade

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Westward Expansion

Transcontinental Railroad

Lewis and Clark

Gold Rush

Pony Express

The Erie Canal

1. National Geographic – Creating Canals (video):

http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/the-link/videos/creating-canals/

2. History.com – videos: Building the Erie Canal (2:39):

http://www.history.com/topics/us-states/new-york/videos/building-the-erie-canal

The Gold Rush

1. PBS.org – map of the largest strikes:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/goldrush/map/index.html

2. History.com – videos:

The Gold Rush (2:37):

http://www.history.com/topics/gold-rush-of-1849

The Homestead Act

1. PBS.org – Frontier House video clips:

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/frontierhouse/

Lewis and Clark

1. Discovering Lewis and Clark: http://www.lewis-clark.org/

2. National Geographic: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/lewisandclark/

3. Kids Know It: Educational video with quiz:

http://www.kidsknowit.com/interactive-educational-movies/free-online-movies.php?movie=Lewis%20And%20Clark

4. National Geographic: Sacagawea:

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/0302/feature4/index.html

5. History.com-

Lewis and Clark Expedition

http://www.history.com/topics/lewis-and-clark

Sacagawea

1. History.com - http://www.history.com/topics/native-american-history/sacagawea

2. Biography.com - http://www.biography.com/people/sacagawea-9468731#synopsis

3. Inside Lewis and Clark - http://www.pbs.org/lewisandclark/inside/saca.html

The Louisiana Purchase

1. Louisiana Purchase Timeline, 1802–07 (from Louisiana Purchase Bicentennial):

http://www.louisianapurchase2003.com/history/timeline/index.htm

2. Library of Congress – Primary documents:

http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/ourdocs/Louisiana.html

3. Avalon Project at Yale Law Library – Primary documents:

http://avalon.law.yale.edu/subject_menus/fr1803m.asp

4. WatchKnowLearn.org: Louisiana Purchase in a Nutshell (1:11):

http://www.watchknowlearn.org/Video.aspx?VideoID=25166&CategoryID=5420

5. History.com – videos:

LA Purchase Doubles Size of America (1:24):

http://www.history.com/videos/louisiana-purchase-doubles-size-ofamerica#louisiana-purchase-doubles-size-of-america

Jefferson Expands Presidential Power (3:36):

http://www.history.com/topics/us-presidents/thomas-jefferson/videos/jefferson-expands-executive-power

The Oregon Trail

1. WatchKnowLearn.org – videos: In the Wake of Lewis and Clark (5:39):

http://www.watchknowlearn.org/Video.aspx?VideoID=10352&CategoryID=1889

2. Oregon Trail Map - HistoryGlobe.com

http://www.historyglobe.com/ot/otmap1.htm

3. History.com - This Day in History May 22, 1843 - Great Emigration Departs for Oregon

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/great-emigration-departs-for-oregon

4. US Bureau of Land Management -Basic Facts about Oregon Trail

https://www.blm.gov/or/oregontrail/education-kids-trail.php

5. National Park Service - Oregon Trail (accounts by travellers)

https://www.nps.gov/oreg/learn/historyculture/index.htm

Covered Wagons

1.Conestoga Wagon: http://www.history.com/topics/conestoga-wagon

2. Covered Wagons - Smithsonan http://americanhistory.si.edu/blog/2012/10/conestoga-wagons-and-the-american-frontier.html

The Pony Express

1. National Geographic – map and photographs:

http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/news/pony-power/kd/?ar_a=3&ar_r=3

The Trail of Tears

1. “We Shall Remain” (5:27) from PBS Learning Media:

https://cptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/akh10.socst.ush.exp.trail/trail-of-tears/

The Transcontinental Railroad

1. PBS.org – photo gallery:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/photo-gallery/tcrr-gallery/

2. History.com – videos:

The Transcontinental Railroad (3:27):

http://www.history.com/topics/westward-expansion/videos#transcontinentalrailroad

Evolution of Railroads (4:20):

http://www.history.com/topics/industrial-revolution/videos/modern-marvels-evolution-of-railroads

3. Junior Scholastic Magazine

http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&AuthType=cookie,ip,cpid&custid=csl&db=mih&AN=4144821&site=eds-live

4. Scholastic Scope - This Railroad Changed America

http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&AuthType=cookie,cpid&custid=csl&db=mfi&AN=118711211&site=eds-live

The US–Mexican War

PBS.org:

1. Interactive timeline:

http://www.pbs.org/kera/usmexicanwar/timeline_flash.html

2. 24 short video clips:

http://www.pbs.org/kera/usmexicanwar/resources/video_library.html

3. America’s Story – Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo:

http://www.americaslibrary.gov/jb/reform/jb_reform_guadalup_1.html

4. Library of Congress – Photographs from the conflict with Mexico:

http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/list/picamer/paMexican.html

History.com – videos:

America: The Story of Us: The Alamo (2:37):

http://www.history.com/shows/america-the-story-of-us/videos/the-alamo#the-alamo

Alamo: Deconstructed:

http://www.history.com/topics/alamo

General Research Sites -

researchitCT.org - Credible articles provided by the State of CT

Grolier Encyclopedia - username and password: whisconierms