Journeys West

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  • Aug 11 2010 11:59 AM

    Cort Mitchell

    This resource was matched by a member of the Brokers of Expertise Standards Matching Team.  Lesson plans on motivation to move west.

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Journeys West helps students examine the motivations of people who traveled west during the 1800s, as well as the conditions they encountered, the conflicts between settlers and native people, and policies of the federal government. Students interpret first person narratives and choose a role for in-depth study -- a gold miner, fur trader, pioneer family, Native American, or explorer.

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    Topics: United States History, United States, Immigration and Migration, Geography, History-Social Science

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