This PowerPoint includes the following major topics: contrasting views on Buffalo and Landownership, Wounded Knee, Ghost Dance, Assimilation, Dawes Act, Homestead Act, Cowboys, Farmers, Populism, William Jennings Bryan. (Essential Questions are built into the PowerPoint as well.)
Please see my Guided Notes that coincides with this PowerPoint,
they are ideal for lower-level students that need visuals:
13 - The West & Populism - Scaffold/Guided Notes (Blank and Filled-In)
My powerpoint has title slides for each section of the textbook that corresponds with the notes---you could simply edit those slides to have them match the textbook you use in your class.
NEED OTHER ACTIVITIES OR ASSIGNMENTS FOR THIS TIME PERIOD? HERE ARE SOME:
Reading: "Cross of Gold" Speech by William Jennings Bryan
Activity: Dawes Act (with Dave Matthews Band)
Activity: Populism Allegory & The Wizard of Oz
Viewing Guide: America: Story of Us (Episode 06 - Heartland)
Viewing Guide: Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (Film Study)
more coming soon...