Home >> A Special >> America Moves West!

Search form

Home > Special Theme Center > Archives > History > Special Theme Page


Updated May 12, 2000


America Moves West!

This week, Education World presents the fifth story in our Millennium Series. Throughout the week, well be posting stories related to the "America Moves West" theme. Those stories include:

  • From Sea to Shining Sea A Nation Moves Westward!
    On May 14, 1804, Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and a small team of explorers left St. Louis, Missouri, in search of a route to the Pacific coast. On May 10, 1869, Governor Leland Stanford of California drove the final spike into the countrys first transcontinental railroad. This week, Education World introduces you and your students to 65 years of history. Included More than 20 activities to help students take part in Americas westward expansion.

  • Great Sites for Teaching About ... Westward Expansion
    Each week, Education World's Great Sites for Teaching About ... page highlights Web sites to help educators work timely themes into their lessons. This week's sites are among the best on the Web for teaching about the westward expansion movement.

In the months to come, Education World's Millennium Series will explore...

January   The Middle Ages
February   The Age of Exploration
March   Colonization
April   The American Revolution
May   Westward Expansion
June   Civil War and Reconstruction
July/August   Election 2000
September   Immigration
October   The World Wars
November   The Space Age
December   The Future