PART 1 - Native Americans of the West (45 slides), including:
...GREAT PLAINS: horse culture (from Spanish), buffalo, info on Hidatsa, Mandan, Arapaho, Blackfoot, Comanche, Cheyenne, Crow, Pawnee, Sioux, Lewis and Clark in the region, Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse, Custer's Last Stand, Wounded Knee Massacre and more...
GREAT BASIN: Background on the Shoshone, details about Sacajawea and her role with the Corps of Discovery, info on the Bannock, Mono, Panimint, Ute, Chemehuevi, Kawaiisu, Paiute, Washoe and more
SOUTHWEST: info on the Apache, Hopi, Mojave, Pima, Navajo, land disputes, Hogans, code talkers, modern land disputes, graphic organizer to list details of each tribe and more
PART 2 - California Missions (22 slides), including:
...world maps of Spanish Exploration, the Columbian Exchange and its impact, explorer routes to Baja and Alta California, Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, El Camino Real (The California Mission Trail), background on The Fransiscan Order, on Sainthood and mission names, and the positive and negative legacies of the Spanish Missions in California
PART 3 - Texas Revolution (15 slides), including:
...This PowerPoint allows students to follow along and create a timeline of 6 major events of the Texas Revolution using comic strip boxes. Topics include: Father Miguel and Mexican Independence, Empresarios, Stephen F. Austin, The Alamo, Battle of Goliad, Battle of San Jacinto, forced signing by General Santa Anna...Simple, fun, and effective...enjoy!
PART 4 - Mexican-American War (17 slides), including:
...This PowerPoint allows students to follow along and create a timeline of 6 major events of the Mexican American War using comic strip boxes. Topics include: Bear Flag Revolt, border issues of the Rio Grande and Nueces River, General Zachary Taylor, General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, historical stick figure assignments...Simple, fun, and effective...enjoy!
PART 5 - The California Gold Rush (33 slides), including:
...slides allowing students to follow along and find definitions and create visuals for 16 key terms. Topics and activities include: 16 key terms, word sort, Mexican-American War (giving California to the United States), James Marshall and Coloma, CA, Forty-niners, Oregon Trail, California Trail, Donner Party, Placer mining (panning, sluices, rockers, etc.), Hydraulic mining, Hard-rock mining, Steamships from the east-coast to Panama to the West-coast, Boomtowns, Angel Island, Chinese Immigration, Chinese Exclusion Act (1882), Transcontinental Railroad, Klondike Gold Rush, Gold Rush legacy in California, SWAT review game, forty-niner stick figure assignment (blank and completed)