Time Periods Archives: Expansion & Reform

The Buffalo Hunt

The topic of this lesson is the Buffalo Hunt. The students will be investigating the importance of the buffalo in the Midwest to the Native more...
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Presidency of Andrew Jackson

Students will be looking at documents and cartoons that relate to the presidency of Andrew Jackson. Students will read excerpts from speeches he gave pertaining more...
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Yankee Doodle: How has it changed over time?

The topic of the lesson is Yankee Doodle Dandy. Students are investigating different versions of Yankee Doodle Dandy sheet music and lyrics in order to more...
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Reward: Valuable Slaves

In this lesson students will examine run-away slave advertisements and slave auction broadsides to get an understanding of how enslaved African Americans were viewed during more...moses-runaway-ad
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What Brought Settlers to the Midwest?

Students will examine a Nebraska land advertisement from 1869 to discuss the reasons that settlers moved to the midwest.nebraska-land-ad
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The Homestead Act

In this lesson the students will learn about westward movement after the Civil War and the economic opportunities offered to people who moved. The focus more...millions-of-acres
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