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Students will learn about westward expansion and its effects on Native Americans during the Gilded Age.
Native Americans & Westward Expansion No Prep Lesson: PowerPoint, Reading Passage, Activities, Quiz
This resource pack is a no prep complete lesson (GOOGLE version included!) about the impact westward expansion had on Native Americans during the mid- to late 1800s that includes 3-5 days of materials. I will be adding an audio of the passage soon!
Includes: the Native American resistance in the Great Plains (Sitting Bull) & Southwest (Geronimo); life of settlers in the frontier; creation of Native American reservations as settlers and the U.S. government stole tribal lands; broken treaties, including the Fort Laramie Treaties of 1851 & 1868, and the Medicine Lodge Treaty of 1867; Homestead Acts of 1862 & 1889; massacres at Sand Creek & Wounded Knee; Red River War; Bozeman Trail; the encouragement of the U.S. government to slaughter the buffalo; Great Sioux War, including the Battle of Little Big Horn; surrender of the New Perce and Chief Joseph; the Ghost Dance; Native American life on reservations; Dawes Severalty Act; forced assimilation of Native Americans; expansion of the railroad; mining and cattle industries; environmental effects of the mining industry; role of the American cowboy; the struggle of western farmers; farmer organizations, including the Grange; & the Populist Party.
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Perfect for sub plans!
This lesson can teach itself. Students can easily check their own answers with the included answer keys.
Limited on copies or paper? Every component of this lesson is ready-to-go on GOOGLE slides, so you can easily assign to your students! The quiz is also available on GOOGLE Forms, and I include explicit directions on how to assign and tweak (if desired) for your students. The quiz is also self-grading!
• 40 slide PowerPoint presentation that can be used to facilitate discussion or have students take notes (PowerPoint presentation includes carefully curated videos & links that will enrich the lesson)
• slotted notes page so students can focus on recording the important information from the PowerPoint presentation Editable slotted notes included!
• informational reading passage about how westward expansion affected Native Americans during the Gilded Age (There are TWO versions of the reading passage included. One is the "paper saver" version for when you have to limit your copies. The other is the "note-taking" version that has enough space for annotating and taking notes. This version also includes bolded headers for the different sections!)
• 2 worksheet pages with 4 activities (key terms, dates & events, literary works, and a literacy connection) Each activity has two levels: a basic recall and an application of knowledge.
• answer keys for the slotted notes, activity pages, and the quiz
• GOOGLE slides of all components
• GOOGLE Form self-grading quiz
• AUDIO OF READING PASSAGE COMING SOON!
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Simply give students the reading passage, and they can complete the activities independently. All information needed for the activities is contained in the reading passage! This can also be used for homework.
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