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: Homesteaders and exodusters both moved West in the period after the Civil War. What do both groups have in common?
- Guided Instruction: The Story of Us - Heartland
- Reflection Question: What challenges did settlers face as they moved West during the period from 1860-1915?
Homework: The Great West
Tentative Test Date: January 26