Social Studies Year at a Glance: Unit 1: Geography and Early Societies of the Western Hemisphere Unit 2 : European Exploration Unit 3: Comparative Case Studies Canada and the United States Unit 4: The Western Hemisphere Today April/May United States Case Study Westward Expansion Essential Questions: What ideas, events, conflicts and resolutions shaped the new nation? How have the forces of expansion shaped the nation and impacted different groups? Bend 1: What were the wants and need of the new nation? Bend 2: How did the wants and of the needs of the new nation lead to conflicts among groups? What were the troubles faced by the new nation? What were the perspectives of different groups? Bend 3: What were the results of the movement west?
Assessments: chapter tests document based questions compare/contrast regions in Canada classwork/quality of notebook, workbook and class discussions