This short video worksheet allows students to learn about gunslingers in the American West. The video clip is only four minutes long, but it is packed full of information that is in an animated form that will keep your students engaged.
This video worksheet works great as a “Do Now Activity” or as a complement to any lecture or lesson plan on post-Civil War westward expansion. The worksheet helps students quickly learn about Wild Bill Hickok, Billy the Kid, Jesse James, and Wyatt Earp. The video works well for visual learners and helps break up class time so students are more focused throughout the entire period. My students love these short engaging videos and have a better understanding of history.
This activity is very easy to use. All you have to do is hand out the worksheet to the students and play the video from the following website below. You can also download the video right to your computer from the website.
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The worksheet is labeled (Westward Expansion: Gunslingers in Four Minutes Video Worksheet)
Students watch the video and answer the questions on the worksheet. The worksheet includes 10 questions and has an answer sheet for the teacher. A QR code is also included for students. I recommend pausing the video at times to allow students to reflect and answer questions. The worksheet can be used to generate classroom discussion or be used as homework. Feel free to modify this assignment as needed for your classes.