AMERICA: THE STORY OF US - EPISODE 3: WESTWARD
THIS WORKSHEET SET INCLUDES TWO VERSIONS OF FILL-IN-THE-BLANK VIDEO NOTES FOR EPISODE 3 OF THE EPIC SERIES AMERICA: THE STORY OF US. THE FIRST VERSION IS LONGER, WITH 50 QUESTIONS, COVERS MAIN IDEAS AND SPECIFIC DETAILS, AND IS MORE APPROPRIATE FOR HIGH SCHOOL. THE SHORTENED VERSION HAS 38 QUESTIONS AND IS MORE APPROPRIATE FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL. THE WORKSHEETS ARE SEPARATED INTO SEGMENTS AND TIME STAMPED, SO TEACHERS CAN CHOOSE TO SHOW THE WHOLE VIDEO OR SIMPLY A SECTION RELATED TO THEIR CURICULUM. THE SET ALSO INLCUDES, IN ORDER, AN ANSWER KEY.
50 Question worksheet. 38 Question worksheet.
Do you want to show the History Channel's amazing video series, AMERICA: THE STORY OF US, EPISODE 3: WESTWARD, but are afraid your students will become bored or stray off-task? Fear no more! This worksheet will keep students engaged, on-task, and increase their comprehension of the series.
While watching the video, students will complete a series of fill-in-the-blank, true or false, and short answer questions. All questions follow the video in order. An answer key is included.
EPISODE SUMMARY FROM THE HISTORY CHANNEL:
After the Treaty of Paris is signed in 1783 and the new American nation is born, a vast continent lies to the west of the mountains, waiting to be explored. This land is not empty – Native American Indians are spread across the land mass, as are Spanish colonists and French explorers. The conquest of the West by pioneers and trailblazers is a story marked by courage and hardship. Armed with knowledge from hardened mountain men like Jedediah Smith, millions of Americans keep heading westward in the hopes of claiming lands and finding prosperity. Their journeys by wagon train are fraught with danger, but the allure of adventure, opportunity and economic gain is strong. While some struggle to create new lives on the frontier, others are rewarded with riches as hundreds of thousands of people rush to mine California’s gold in the mid-19th century. America now stretches from “sea to shining sea.” The consequences for Native Americans on the plains are severe.
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