Unit #1 - Settling the West
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Unit #1 Daily Lessons (Subject to change)
Unit #1 TEST
Review & Prepare for Unit #1 TEST
Monday, Aug. 27
Tuesday, Aug. 28
Wednesday, Aug. 29
Thursday, Aug. 30
Friday, Aug. 31
Monday, Sept. 3
Tuesday, Sept. 4
Wednesday, Sept. 5
Thursday, Sept. 6
Friday, Sept. 7
Unit Objectives
These three days will
be used to review the
information and skills
presented in this unit
and measure the
objectives learned.
**Note: Any assignments NOT completed in class will be considered HOMEWORK**
**Note: Any assignments NOT completed in class will be considered HOMEWORK**
Daily Activities
Unit #1 - Settling the West
In Unit #1 students will study the settlement of the Western United States.  They
will investigate the settling of the Great Plains, Native American issues, and the
rise of the railroads, immigration.  The class will learn about important people
such as Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse, Geronimo, Cornelius Vanderbilt, and others
who helped shape modern America.  Students will also examine the role that the
Homestead Act and the Dawes Act played in western settlement.
Unit Objectives
The Cattle Kingdom
America in 1877
Video Qs
Settling the Plains
The First Americans
Rise of Railroads
500 Nations: The Southern Plains
500 Nations: Little Bighorn
500 Nations: Wounded Knee
Reading: Ch 9-2
Reading: Ch 8-3
Reading: Ch 8-1/2
Settling the West
Reading Review
Reading Review
Reading Review
Reservation Life
US.2 History. The student understands traditional historical points of reference in U.S. history from 1877 to the present.  The student is expected to:
    US.2A Identify the major characteristics that define an historical era. Supporting Standard
    US.2B Identify the major eras in U.S. history from 1877 to the present and describe their defining characteristics.  Readiness Standard
    US.2C Apply absolute and relative chronology through the sequencing of significant individuals, events, and time periods.  Supporting Standard
US.3 History. The student understands the political, economic, and social changes in the United States from 1877 to 1898. The student is expected to:
    US.3A Analyze political issues such as Indian policies, the growth of political machines, civil service reform, and the beginnings of Populism. Readiness Standard
    US.3B Analyze economic issues such as industrialization, the growth of railroads, the growth of labor unions, farm issues, the cattle industry boom...  Readiness Standard
US.12 Geography. The student understands the impact of geographic factors on major events. The student is expected to:
    US.12A Analyze the impact of physical and human geographic factors on the settlement of the Great Plains, the Klondike Gold Rush...  Readiness Standard
US.13  Geography. The student understands the causes and effects of migration and immigration on American society. The student is expected to:
    US.13A  Analyze the causes and effects of changing demographic patterns resulting from migration within the United States, including western expansion, rural to urban, the Great
    Migration, and the Rust Belt to the Sun Belt; Readiness Standard
US.15 Economics. The student understands domestic and foreign issues related to U.S. economic growth from the 1870s to 1920. The student is expected to:
    US.15A Describe how the economic impact of the Transcontinental Railroad and the Homestead Act contributed to the close of the frontier in the late 19th century. Supporting Standard
US.26 Culture. The student understands how people from various groups contribute to our national identity. The student is expected to:
    US.26B Discuss the Americanization movement to assimilate immigrants and American Indians into American culture.  Supporting Standard
The Men Who Built America
Settling the West
Video Qs
Video Qs
Cattle Drives
Reservation Life
Homework, Enrichment, and Alternate Assignments
Land Rush & Indian Lands
Farming the Plains
Study Guide
Understanding & Correcting Test Mistakes
Cattle Drives
The Railroads
Native Americans
Role of the Railroads
Last Day to Turn in Missing Work
Without the 30% Discount
Preview Class Rules and Expectations
Syllabus & Expectations
Visually Based
Read: Chapter 2-2
Farming the Plains
Read Chapter 2-3
Native Americans
Read: Chapter 2-1
Miners & Ranchers
Read: Chapter 3-2
The Railroads
Document Based
End of the Frontier