Groups that Moved America: Farmers, Miners, Cowboys, Railroad Workers

Groups that Moved America:  Farmers, Miners, Cowboys, Railroad Workers
Groups that Moved America:  Farmers, Miners, Cowboys, Railroad Workers
Groups that Moved America:  Farmers, Miners, Cowboys, Railroad Workers
Groups that Moved America:  Farmers, Miners, Cowboys, Railroad Workers
Groups that Moved America:  Farmers, Miners, Cowboys, Railroad Workers
Groups that Moved America:  Farmers, Miners, Cowboys, Railroad Workers
Groups that Moved America:  Farmers, Miners, Cowboys, Railroad Workers
Groups that Moved America:  Farmers, Miners, Cowboys, Railroad Workers
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This lesson is focused on the farmers, miners, cowboys and railroad workers who moved west, their motivations and influence on the nation. Students will determine which of these groups influenced westward expansion in the United States the most. The lesson begins with a Warm Up activity in which students ponder the idea of what causes people to relocate and what things a country can do to motivate population movement. Next, students work in groups to analyze songs from the time period of westward expansion that represent railroads, cowboys, miners and farmers. After the song analysis, students will complete readings about the different groups and complete reading questions. Debrief questions will assist students in understanding the contributions of each group. Students will then participate in a four corners activity in which they debate which of the four groups influenced westward expansion the most. Finally, students will create a One-Pager about one of the westward expansion groups.

When you purchase this activity, you will receive:

-Teacher Directions

-Power point to guide instruction

-Four Song Lyrics

-Four sets of questions to analyze song lyrics

-Background Reading-Movement Across the West

-Four Readings-Miners, Cowboys, Farmers, and Railroad Workers

-Four sets of questions-Miners, Cowboys, Farmers and Railroad Workers

-One Pagers Directions

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