Jesse James Webquest (Civil War/Wild West)

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Students will learn about the key events in the life of Jesse James and his impact on America from the 1860s to the early 1880s. The Jesse James Webquest uses a very student friendly website created by the Missouri Historical Society. The following website is used:

http://shs.umsystem.edu/historicmissourians/name/j/jamesj/#section7
Click here to view the website

The webquest contains 42 questions and is a great way for students to learn more about the Civil War, Reconstruction, and the Wild West. An answer sheet is included for the teacher. The webquest will take most students 25 to 50 minutes to complete. Feel free to modify this activity if needed to fit the needs of your students. I highly suggest this webquest for students in grades 5-9. If you use this webquest at the upper high school levels, it will only provide basic background information about Jesse James. I suggest checking out the website before making your decision to buy this webquest.

This lesson plan is in the following collection:
American West and Westward Expansion Lesson Plan Collection

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Jesse James Webquest (Civil War/Wild West)
Jesse James Webquest (Civil War/Wild West)
Jesse James Webquest (Civil War/Wild West)
Jesse James Webquest (Civil War/Wild West)