The Great Leap Westward 6-Pack
Guided Rd. Level U
Excite students as they learn more about Manifest Destiny and the expansion into western territories. With The Great Leap Westward 6-Pack, students will examine the historical battles and land purchases that doubled the size of America to include the Louisiana Territory, the Texas Territory, the Oregon Country, Florida, and Alaska. This nonfiction reader highlights significant historical events, including what happened at the Alamo, the Battle of San Jacinto, the Mexican-American War, and other incidents that lead to the growth of the United States. Breathe life into the pages of history with primary source documents that offers clues on what life might have been like during that era.
- Students will build content knowledge across geography, history, and other social studies strands
- Content can be leveled for a variety of learning styles, as well as below-level, above-level, and English language learners
- This reader contains text features, including captions, bold print, glossary, and index to increase comprehension and academic vocabulary
- A "Your Turn!" activity continues to challenge students as they extend their learning
- This text aligns to state standards and readies students for college and career readiness
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