Hexagonal Thinking is a fun review game using hexagons to show key relationships between events, people, places and vocabulary terms. In this resource, students are challenged to place cards representing key ideas from Westward Expansion in a way that shows the relationship between different parts of history. You will receive hexagon shapes for the Florida Cession, Louisiana Purchase, Texas Annexation, U.S. Mexican War, California, Oregon Treaty, and Gadsden Purchase.
In this resource, you will receive:
–63 different cards to use in the game (you can sort them by event if this is too many for your students),
–directions for the game, and
-a blank template to create more hexagon shapes.
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(6) History. The student understands westward expansion and its effects on the political, economic, and social development of the nation. The student is expected to: (A) explain how the Northwest Ordinance established principles and procedures for orderly expansion of the United States; (B) analyze the westward growth of the nation, including the Louisiana Purchase and Manifest Destiny; and (C) explain the causes and effects of the U.S.-Mexican War and their impact on the United States.
(7) History. The student understands how political, economic, and social factors led to the growth of sectionalism and the Civil War. The student is expected to:
(B) compare the effects of political, economic, and social factors on slaves and free blacks;
(C) analyze the impact of slavery on different sections of the United States;
(29) Social studies skills. The student applies critical-thinking skills to organize and use information acquired through established research methodologies from a variety of valid sources, including technology. The student is expected to:
(B) analyze information by applying absolute and relative chronology through sequencing, categorizing, identifying cause-and-effect relationships, comparing, contrasting, finding the main idea, summarizing, making generalizations and predictions, and drawing inferences and conclusions;
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