These materials are a great supplement to any unit on the history of the wild west, showing students how the popular image of life on the frontier created through books, movies, and television differs from the historical reality.
Reading sheets in the packet cover the following topics:
- Western dime novels and movies.
- Archetype characters.
- Common plots.
- Native Americans and Settlers.
Also included in the file are project and image sheets, a crossword, and PowerPoint presentation to help guide teachers and students through the material. Please download the preview sheet for more details.
I also have several additional resources on the western expansion of the United States available:
Western Expansion - Complete Unit
The California Gold Rush
The Oregon Trail