To become familiar with the people and events involved in the settlement of the Great Plains and Rocky Mountain region.
Students will learn about the "last frontier" while reading through a series of 50 sentences and filling in missing words, names, and terms. An answer list is provided.
This lesson can be turned into a fun contest between individual class members, or pairs, to see who can come up with the most correct answers by the end of the period. It can also be presented as a game by dividing the class into two teams that take turns trying to identify the correct answers as you read through the sentences with them.
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.