Curriculum

Unit 4 primarily cover topics dealing with westward expansion during the nineteenth century.  The exceptions are the lessons on Nat Turner and Irish immigration. These are included for chronological reasons and to show students how historical trends can occur simultaneously.  Both themes (slavery and immigration) are revisited in units 5 and 6.  This unit features several elaborate lesson structures: a Structured Academic Controversy (SAC) and an Inquiry.  In the SAC on Lewis and Clark, students debate whether or not Lewis and Clark were respectful to the Native Americans they encountered on their journey, while the Inquiry asks students to investigate what motivated Texans to declare their independence.  Several lessons, especially on Manifest Destiny and Indian Removal, ask students to consider the perspectives of historical actors whose world views may seem foreign or even incomprehensible.

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