Summarize the journey of the American Pioneer with a graphic organizer worksheet.
Organize Your Thoughts About the American Pioneers
The American pioneers were the first settlers to head into the unknown lands west of the Mississippi River. Pioneers were so much more than just travelers, and the journey to the American west was no walk in the park. We’ve created a resource to help your students organize their learning about this amazing group of people.
This worksheet is designed for use as a summarizing activity during your Social Studies unit on Westward Expansion.
Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding
In addition to independent student work time, use this worksheet as an activity for:
- Guided reading groups
- Lesson warm-up
- Lesson wrap-up
- Fast finishers
- Social Studies Interactive Notebooks
- Whole-class review (via smartboard)
Fast Finisher Activity
- Challenge your fast finishers to extend their learning into a research project or essay development activity.
Support Struggling Students
- Support struggling readers or ESL students by providing pictures or realia to enhance vocabulary instruction.
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Additionally, project the worksheet onto a screen and work through it as a class by having students record their answers in their notebooks.
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