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Myth of the West: Kit Carson to the RescueLesson Planet
6th - 12th CCSS: Designed
There's nothing like the Wild Wild West! Scholars investigate the American Frontier through the eyes of Kit Carson. To complete the first installment of a three-part series, they use presentations, a short video, and primary and...
Showdown in the New Wild WestLesson Planet
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
What is the root of the conflict between ranchers and environmentalists? Middle schoolers write their impressions of what an environmentalist is and does. They read the New York Times article "In New Wild West, It's Cowboys vs. Radical...
Myth of the West: Lonely But Free I’ll Be FoundLesson Planet
6th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Tumbling tumbleweeds! Scholars work with video clips, primary and secondary documents, and song lyrics to uncover life in the Old West. They examine song's lyrics to uncover myths told in the 1930s about life in the Wild West.
The California Gold Rush Cartoon 1849 (The Wild West)Lesson Planet
2 mins 4th - 8th
There's gold in them thar hills! A short cartoon introduces middle schoolers to the California Gold Rush of 1849. The video encourages viewers to dig deeper and mine for a lode of information about gold mining, the 49ers, and the...
The New West: Interactive Map | A Biography of AmericaLesson Planet
9th - 12th
Using this interactive map activity, from A Biography of America, explore how the "New West" evolved during the late 20th century, transforming from the wild, untamed Old Rocky Mountain West into a smaller, more accessible "New West."...
1850-1874 Homestead Act Signed: The Challenges of The PlainsLesson Planet
4th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Start a whole new life in a land known as the Wild Wild West! Learners analyze maps, personal accounts, the Kansas-Nebraska Act, songs, and video clips to uncover life under the Homestead Act. Using their new skills, class members role...
Westward ExpansionLesson Planet
13 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Take a closer look into the American movement to the wild west during the late nineteenth century and the drastic consequences this had for native populations. The video discusses the importance of the transcontinental railroad in...
Teach21 Lesson: The Short of It, Lesson 3/12Lesson Planet
6th - 8th
Head out to the Wild West in this lesson, which focuses on the aspects of the Western genre. Using the story "Bargain" by A.B. Guthrie, students explore the elements of a short story and how it fits into the western genre (revenge,...