Expanding America: 1828 - 1900 Lesson Plans

2013, lesson plans

During the 2012-2013 school year, project participants learned about the movement of settlers into the western part of the United States, the interaction between settlers and Native Americans, and the impact of environment on historical events. Teachers also practiced a variety of research-based instructional strategies. Following the spring session, teachers created individual lesson plans using historical content and best practices learned throughout the year.

 

Chad Adkins
Homesteading

Thomas Angelo
Problems facing African-Americans during Reconstrusction

Jon Bauer
Connecting the Dots: The Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement

 

Tyson Bauerle
Was the Civil War Worth It

Phil Berndt
A Pioneer T-shirt

Jackie Bohnenblust
Why we care: Let Us Tell You Some Stories

 

Kathy Bollenbach
Manifest Destiny: Did the Benefits Outweight the Negative Consequences



 


Kaye Christensen

Andrew Jackson: Hero, Monster, or Somewhere in Between?

 

.Joe Cotton

J.W. Robison- Confederate Soldi


Daniel Dawson

Gone with the Wind: The Civil War Through the Eyes of Hollywood


 

 

Andrea Dolezal
The Boston Massacre


Lori Drouhard
Uncle Tom's Cabin


Barbara Fowler

 


Jeff Friesen

Oral Presentation

 


Kris Hagans
Cartooning War


Max Heinlein
Romanticizing the West


Keil Hileman

Slavery & the Underground Railroad

 


Chris Jensen
The Worst Atrocity


Leslie Klug
Whose Responsibility is it? What can we do today to avoid another Holocaust?


Darrel Knoll
Reconstruction: Analyzing Political Cartoons

Jody Lubbers
Using the Five-Paragraph Essay in a Social Studies Class


Nathan McAlister
Civil War Medicine: The Minnie Ball and the Surgeon


Mike Meyer
Did Abolitionists Support the Underground Railroad?
 


Kandee Muse
Immigration and Discrimination


Stacey Noordhoek
Expanding America through Immigration


Deb O'Brien
Native American Cultures


Sister Joseph Mary O'Brien
The Middle Ages


Sharon Quinn

Causes of the Civil War


Michael Sabala
Twain on Topic


Shannan Saludares

 


Mark Schmidt
Kansas and the Civil War


Jim Scott

Family History Project


Mike Self
Lewis and Clark Exploration


Michael Skaggs

Adding Fuel to the Fire


Troy Smith
"In a Territory Gone Mad..." Ipad Movie Trailers and Topics from Bleeding Kansas


Mary Smith
Daniel Shay's Rebellion


Jill Weber

Conflicting Views of the Indian Removal Act


Diane Weiss-Rhodes
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly


Bill Woodward
The Populist Movement 1867-1896, and the Election of 1896