South Carolina Standards & Learning
SC.5. United States Studies: 1865 to the Present
5-2: The student will demonstrate an understanding of the continued westward expansion of the United States.
People moved West seeking economic opportunities. To understand the challenges faced by migrants and immigrants as they moved West and the impact of this movement on the native peoples of the region, the student will utilize the knowledge and skills set forth in the following indicators:
5-2.4. Explain the social and economic effects of westward expansion on Native Americans; including opposing views on land ownership, Native American displacement, the impact of the railroad on the culture of the Plains Indians, armed conflict, and changes in federal policy.
SC.5-SSLS. Social Studies Literacy Skills for the Twenty-First Century
5-SSLS.3. Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Other Technical Subjects
5-SSLS.3.1. Cite details from a text to support conclusions made from that text.
5-SSLS.3.2. Interpret visual information to deepen his or her understanding.