Students analyze folksongs to better understand Western Expansion. This lesson discusses the positive contributions of these groups as they settle the west including Railroad Workers, Miners, Homesteaders, Cowboys and Cattle Herders. The songs chosen for this lesson are folksongs that were sung by many during the late 1800s.
Excellent Supplement and Cross Curriculum Study
Songs Can Also Be Used For Class Warm Ups!
Included in this Lesson:
- Song List, YouTube Links, & Background on Each Song
- Student Analysis Worksheet
- PPT with Embedded Videos