Settling the Western Frontier
Eleventh graders contrast the cultures of Native Americans and white settlers and examine why white settlers moved west. They analyze song lyrics, answer discussion questions, take a quiz, and create an illustrated cube.
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Postcards From the American West
Why did people move westward in the United States? Your young historians will examine the experiences of various groups on the American frontier, from a miner working near the Comstock Lode in Nevada, to an Apache chief from the...
7th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Study Guide- Chapter 15: The Western Frontier
Once your historians are ready to take a test on the western frontier, give them a study guide like this to help them prepare. Although this guide is fairly specific, you can easily use it as an outline for your own (or to guide your...
7th - 11th Social Studies & History
Andrew Jackson’s Speech to Congress on Indian Removal
How did President Andrew Jackson justify the removal of Native Americans from their homeland? After your young historians examine Jackson's speech to Congress in 1830 preceding the Indian Removal Act, they will then delve into text-based...
9th - 11th English Language Arts 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...
13 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable