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. 19
Tuesday, Aug. 20
Wednesday, Aug. 21
Thursday, Aug. 22
Friday, Aug. 23
Monday, Aug. 26
Tuesday, Aug. 27
Wednesday, Aug. 28
Thursday, Aug. 29
Friday, Aug. 30
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
Day/Date
Assignments
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
Homesteading
Reservation Life
(2) History. The student understands traditional historical points of reference in U.S. History from 1877 to the present.
    The student is expected to:
    (A) identify the major eras in U.S. History from 1877 to the present and describe their defining characteristics;
(3) History. The student understands the political, economic, and social changes in the United States from 1877 to 1898.
    The student is expected to:
    (A) analyze political issues such as Indian policies, the growth of political machines, and civil service reform;
    (B) analyze economic issues such as industrialization, the growth of railroads, the growth of labor unions, farm issues, the cattle industry boom,
         the growth of entrepreneurship, and the pros and cons of big business;
    (C) analyze social issues affecting women, minorities, children, immigrants, and urbanization.
(12) Geography. The student understands the impact of geographic factors on major events. The student is expected to:
    (A) analyze the impact of physical and human geographic factors on the Klondike Gold Rush, the Panama Canal, the Dust Bowl, and the levee
        failure in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
(13) Geography. The student understands the causes and effects of migration and immigration on American society.
    The student is expected to:
    (A) 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;
(14) Geography. The student understands the relationship between population growth and the physical environment.
    The student is expected to:
    (A) identify the effects of population growth and distribution on the physical environment;
(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:
    (A) 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;
(25) Culture. The student understands how people from various groups contribute to our national identity. The student is expected to:
    (B) describe the Americanization movement to assimilate immigrants and American Indians into American culture;
(26) Science, technology, and society. The student understands the impact of science, technology, and the free enterprise system on the
    economic development of the United States. The student is expected to:
    (B) explain how specific needs result in scientific discoveries and technological innovations in agriculture, the military, and medicine;
The Men Who Built America
Vanderbilt
Settling the West
Video Qs
Video Qs
Cattle Drives
Homework, Enrichment, and Alternate Assignments
Land Rush & Indian Lands
Farming the Plains
Making
Connections
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
Welcome/Introduction
Preview Class Rules and Expectations
Syllabus & Expectations
PowerPoint
Mapskills
Writing
Video
Visually Based
Question
Test
Class/Group
Activity
Graphic
Organizer
Reading
Primary
Sources
Research
Notes
Review
Quiz
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
Question
End of the Frontier
TRS
Thursday, Aug. 15
Friday, Aug. 16
Wednesday, Aug. 14