My students love Crash Course! In fifteen minutes, John Green is able to summarize and condense large sections of US History. These worksheets will keep students accountable, aid in processing, and help examine and analyze the major points John Green explains. Great for flipped classrooms, reviews, homework, extra fifteen minutes in class, extra credit, etc.
- Student Worksheet
- Teacher Answer Key
- Student Quiz
For the Video: https://youtu.be/Q16OZkgSXfM
In which John Green teaches you about the Wild, Wild, West, which as it turns out, wasn't as wild as it seemed in the movies. When we think of the western expansion of the United States in the 19th century, we're conditioned to imagine the loner. The self-reliant, unattached cowpoke roaming the prairie in search of wandering calves, or the half-addled prospector who has broken from reality thanks to the solitude of his single-minded quest for gold dust. While there may be a grain of truth to these classic Hollywood stereotypes, it isn't a very big grain of truth. Many of the pioneers who settled the west were family groups. Many were immigrants. Many were major corporations. The big losers in the westward migration were Native Americans, who were killed or moved onto reservations. Not cool, American pioneers.