Building the Local American Empire: Mapping Indigenous Peoples and Westward Expansion [BPS Micro-Unit]



This micro-unit designed for students in grades 9 - 12 features four tasks related to maps of Indigenous people's presence and Euro-American westward expansion. Each task focuses on a map and may be supplemented with additional sources. Students are also asked to evaluate the reliability of sources in different ways.

Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Grade Level:
9, 10, 11, 12
Expansion, Industrialization & Reform (1801-1861), American History Across the Eras
United States, North America
Time Period:
primarily 1800-1900