Wagon’s West in the 5th Grade


Westward expansion signaled a growth in our nation; a movement of settlers to unexplored territories out west.  Although westward expansion marked significant progress for white settlers, the impact on Native American culture will never be forgotten.

Students in the fifth grade will consider these critical ideas while analyzing this monumental part of American history.  In digital literacy, students will use a critical lens to develop research skills around a specific topic from the time period.

The fifth grade teachers created a customized search by gathering websites the students will utilize.

Students will spend the next few weeks immersing themselves in the period through literature, nonfiction text, videos, pictures, and primary sources.  Join us on this learning journey as we navigate the wonderful worldwide web.