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Civic Action -- Public Policy
Author: Juan Armijo, New Mexico
Grades 11 & 12

Students will learn about the foundational principles of the Declaration of Independence and also how Westward Expansion impacted geography, Indigenous Peoples, and government support in ways that oppose the key principles and ideals of the Declaration of Independence.  They will also learn how to make a claim to support their views about a topic or issue by providing research-based reasonings and evidence that supports their claim.

Additional Westward Expansion

Teaching Resources


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