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Students will learn about the significant events in the American West. The gallery walk contains 12 pictures/excerpts and 33 student questions. There are 8 stations and students will spend 3-5 minutes at each before rotating. I have included gallery walk instructions. Gallery walks are good kinesthetic activities to get students out of their seats and moving. My students enjoy gallery walks because most of them are sitting all day. The activity requires no teacher preparation other than posting the stations. Please message me if you have any questions. An answer key is included.
American West Topics:
Transcontinental Railroad (Map)
Chinese immigrants building the Transcontinental Railroad (Picture)
Plains Indians and the buffalo (Picture and summary)
American cowboy (Picture and summary)
Homestead Act (Picture and primary source excerpt)
Sod House (Picture)
Dawes Act (Land advertisement picture and summary)
Native American Boarding School (Picture and summary)
Battle of Little Bighorn (Picture and summary)
Wounded Knee Massacre (Picture and summary)