The American West (1858-1896).
The American West UNIT download includes a total of 5 **editable** PowerPoint presentations, 15+ graphic organizer pages, study guide and 3-page test (teacher key included). The study guide and test are Word documents which can be modified or changed to meet the needs of your classroom.
By downloading this unit you are saving significantly more than if you were to buy each PowerPoint presentation and graphic organizer separately.
Here are the lessons found in The American West unit:
Lesson 1: Mining Boom & Transcontinental RR
Lesson 2: Great Plains & Homestead Act
Lesson 3: Fetterman Massacre Treaty of Fort Laramie
Lesson 4: Little Bighorn Dawes Act Wounded Knee
Lesson 5: National Grange Populist Party
UNIT: The American West 1858-1896
Each PowerPoint presentation in this unit contains:
- Vocabulary (matched to the graphic organizer).
- Primary or secondary source excerpt(s) for students to interpret.
- An overall Thinking Focus Question (essential question).
- At least one or more: Make a Prediction, Make a Connection, and What Do You Think? questions.
Specific topics in this unit include:
Treaty of Fort Laramie
Wounded Knee Creek
William Jennings Bryan
Cross of Gold
The companion 3-page graphic organizer that accompanies each PowerPoint presentation will help students organize, comprehend, and retain the information presented in the PowerPoint slides! Aligned to the Common Core standards, the well-designed graphic organizer consist of two pages entitled, “In-Class Note-Taking,” and one page entitled, “Applying My Knowledge.”
“In-Class Note-Taking” pages graphically organize the most important material in the PowerPoint presentations. These are the "nuts and bolts" upon which students should focus and take notes. Each graphic organizer is aligned to one or more of the Common Core standards.
“Applying My Knowledge” handout is designed to challenge students to apply the information they have learned from the PowerPoint presentations and the two page “In Class Note-Taking” graphic organizer. The assignment incorporates higher-level thinking skills and asks students to actively “do” something with the information to demonstrate their learning. This page can be used for homework or completed in class the next day.
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