I can describe the changes that took place as Americans moved west from 1860-1920.
Critical Vocabulary: Pacific Railway Act, Union Pacific, Central Pacific, Promontory Point, Homestead Act, Exodusters, Comstock Lode, Long Drives, “Range Wars,” Concentration Policy, Indian Appropriations Act, Buffalo Soldiers, Sand Creek Massacre, Red River War, George Armstrong Custer, Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull, Battle of Little Bighorn,Geronimo, Ghost Dance, Wounded Knee Massacre, Helen Hunt Jackson, A Century of Dishonor, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Dawes Severalty Act of 1887, Frederick Jackson Turner, “The Significance of the Frontier in American History”
- Background Question: Create Trading Cards for Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull.
- Guided Instruction: Native Americans Under Siege
- Reflection Question: How did the Dawes Act change U.S. policy? What were its long-term effects on the Native American population?
Homework: The Great West
Tentative Test Date: January 26