Lesson Information

Fifth Grade Lesson - Pink

Week: 10 -- lesson ID: 640

Essential Questions:

Why did the colonists become settlers in the west? How did the Native People handle the taking of their lands? What challenges did the settlers face? How did American innovation help us settle the west?


  • Gain an understanding of American history between 1776 to 1861.
  • Understand the challenges faced by colonists, settlers, and Native People
  • Understand the factors that lead to the American Civil War

Vade Mecum

Vade Mecum List - Inca, Aztec Maya

The Standards

Lesson Standard:

4-5a: Students will draw historical conclusions and construct historical accounts from primary and secondary source materials.