Westward Expansion: Riding the Overland Stage, 1861 Primary Source Worksheet

Westward Expansion: Riding the Overland Stage, 1861 Primary Source Worksheet
Westward Expansion: Riding the Overland Stage, 1861 Primary Source Worksheet
Westward Expansion: Riding the Overland Stage, 1861 Primary Source Worksheet
Westward Expansion: Riding the Overland Stage, 1861 Primary Source Worksheet
Westward Expansion: Riding the Overland Stage, 1861 Primary Source Worksheet
Westward Expansion: Riding the Overland Stage, 1861 Primary Source Worksheet
Westward Expansion: Riding the Overland Stage, 1861 Primary Source Worksheet
Westward Expansion: Riding the Overland Stage, 1861 Primary Source Worksheet
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This worksheet allows students to use a primary source document to learn about Westward Expansion and stage coach travel from the perspective of Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens).

This activity is very easy to use. All you have to do is print off the primary source from the following website for classroom use or direct students to the website to answer the worksheet questions.

http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/stage.htm

Click here to view the website.

The primary source document is labeled (Riding the Overland Stage, 1861).

Students read the document and answer the questions on the worksheet. The worksheet includes 10 questions and has an answer sheet for the teacher. 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.

Clip art picture from: Captain-tucker [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

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