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ALEX Learning Activities  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] USS5 (5) 13 :
13 ) Describe social and economic influences on United States' expansion prior to World War I.

•  Explaining how the development of transcontinental railroads helped the United States achieve its Manifest Destiny
•  Locating on a map states, capitals, and important geographic features west of the Mississippi River
•  Explaining how the United States acquired Alaska and Hawaii
•  Identifying major groups and individuals involved with the Westward Expansion, including farmers, ranchers, Jewish merchants, Mormons, and Hispanics
•  Analyzing the impact of closing the frontier on American Indians' way of life
•  Explaining how the Spanish-American War led to the emergence of the United States as a world power
Subject: Social Studies (5)
Title: Oklahoma Land Rush in Action

In this learning activity, students will watch a video clip from the movie, Far and Away.  The scene is a reenactment of the Oklahoma Land Rush.  Students will watch this clip to be able to visualize what the Oklahoma Land Rush was actually like.  Students will then pretend to be a man or woman involved in the race for land and write a journal entry describing their experiences that day.

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