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Growth in the West Illustration

US Western Growth 1800s
Lesson Plans & Activities

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For Teachers

Taming the American West Unit
& Support Materials

Railroads

The Homestead Act of 1862

Lesson Plans - The Great Plains- A Harsh Welcome to Settlers

Life on the Great Plains - EDSITEment - Lesson Plan

New Frontiers, Western Settlement

Teddy Roosevelt, Rough Riders, Spanish American War

Cattle Drive, Music & Tall Tales, Food - 3 lesson plans for Western Growth

Beef Moves to Nebraska

Cowboys

PBS: The West, lesson plans

Coal Camps and Mining Towns ~ Lesson Plans ~ American Coal Foundation

Colorado Miners (several)

Free Presentations about Western Growth

See Also: Overviews, American History Index

For Kids

Western Growth

Pony Express

Railroads

Cowboys

Resources

Free American History Presentations in PowerPoint format

Free Video Clips

Free American History Games

Free Clip Art