To study the development of the western frontier between the Appalachian Mountains and the Mississippi River.
1 and 1/2 class periods
Students spend the first part of class doing a map exercise that includes several short reading sections, each of which is followed by directions for mapwork. Things related to the development of the western frontier between the Appalachian Mountains and the Mississippi River, such as mountain ranges, rivers, routes, cities, etc. will be labeled on a map on the second lesson page.
The rest of the period is spent playing a game involving the entire class. Students are divided into five teams which take turns trying to identify missing words in a series of sentences pertaining to the lesson topic. First and/or last letters of each answer are given as clues. Correct answers are worth either 10, 20, or 30 points. Complete game rules are provided on the lesson pages.
Teacher Instructions and answer key included, along with a 20-question follow up quiz to measure student progress.
The quiz can also be given as a homework assignment.
See also, AMERICAN/U.S. HISTORY CURRICULUM LESSONS 31-45 of 150
LESSON 31: Colonial Period: Independent Study Guide
LESSON 32: French and Indian War
LESSON 33: Causes of the Revolutionary War
LESSON 34: The Revolutionary War Begins
LESSON 35: The Declaration of Independence
LESSON 36: Major Battles of the Revolution
LESSON 37: Winter at Valley Forge
LESSON 38: People of the Revolution
LESSON 39: Revolutionary War Period
LESSON 40: Jeopardy: Revolutionary War Period
LESSON 41: Timeline: Colonial Period and the Revolution
LESSON 42: Note Cards Game: Colonial Period and the Revolution
LESSON 43: Famous Person Study Guide
LESSON 44: United States in 1783
LESSON 45: Settlers Cross the Appalachians