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GCSE American West Map Display

GCSE American West Map Display

9-1 GCSE American West 1835-1895 New 2016 Specification Display information and banner that can be used to create an American West map display. Features 15 information cards on key geographical parts of the American West topic, such as the Oregon Trail, Transcontinental Railroad, Wounded Knee, Abilene etc. Some cards have colour coded bars which match the routes which can be drawn onto the map (See photo) DOES NOT CONTAIN THE MAP - THESE CAN BE BOUGHT FROM AMAZON (POLITICAL MAP) Please see my other lessons & resources Feedback welcome

By MrThorntonTeach

GCSE History American West 1800s. Problems with law and order.

GCSE History American West 1800s. Problems with law and order.

This presentation is based on Edexcel GCSE History of the West in 1800s book. By adding many pictures, photos, maps and diagrams and a video link, the course becomes more accessible to all ability pupils. This unit is about lawlessness and law and order in the West: new settlements issues with lawlessness (example of Abilene - a cow town), impact of the Civil War (deserters, outlaws, the Reno Gang).

By Lukaszlucky

GCSE History American West 1800s. The Pacific Railroad Act 1862.

GCSE History American West 1800s. The Pacific Railroad Act 1862.

This presentation is based on Edexcel GCSE History of the West in 1800s book. By adding many pictures, photos, maps and diagrams and a video link, the course becomes more accessible to all ability pupils. This lesson covers the influence of The Pacific Railroad Act and Railways on development of the West, starting with the different views onto development of the Plains between the North and the South, building of the Transcontinental Railroad, its significance on settlement of the West.

By Lukaszlucky

GCSE History of American West in 1800s. The  Civil War of the development of the West.

GCSE History of American West in 1800s. The Civil War of the development of the West.

This resource is based on Edexcel GCSE History of American West in 1800s book. The topic of the lesson is converted in a very visual presentation, full of pictures, photographs, maps and a video link so all ability pupils are able to understand the content. This lesson is about the influence of the Civil War on development of the West, starting with brief social and economical consequences of the Civil War,the differences between the North and the South socially and economically, and how the confederacy of the South influanced the Homestead Act and Pacific Rairoad Act.

By Lukaszlucky

3 x The Wild West Wordsearch America Cowboys Literacy Starter Activity Homework Cover Lesson Plenary

3 x The Wild West Wordsearch America Cowboys Literacy Starter Activity Homework Cover Lesson Plenary

3 x Wordsearches on the theme of 'The Wild West'. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!

By mikedean

The Wild West 2 Wordsearch America Cowboys Literacy Starter Activity Homework Cover Lesson Plenary

The Wild West 2 Wordsearch America Cowboys Literacy Starter Activity Homework Cover Lesson Plenary

Wordsearch on the theme of 'The Wild West 2'. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!

By mikedean

The Wild West 1 Wordsearch America Cowboys Literacy Starter Activity Homework Cover Lesson Plenary

The Wild West 1 Wordsearch America Cowboys Literacy Starter Activity Homework Cover Lesson Plenary

Wordsearch on the theme of 'The Wild West 1'. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!

By mikedean

70  page unit of work on Slavery and the US Civil War - Year 9.

70 page unit of work on Slavery and the US Civil War - Year 9.

This is a full unit of work on slavery and the US Civil War. It is designed to last for the first two months of your History course in Year 9. It includes sources, group activities and source analysis. The topics are wide ranging and deal with all aspects of the slave trade through to the causes of the Civil War.

By tommy739

American History Crossword Puzzles

American History Crossword Puzzles

This American history crossword puzzles bundle includes all of the products listed below: Important: All these products sell for $36; as a bundle they are 50% off, for $18! This product includes the following 36 topics: ♦ 13 Colonies ♦ American Heroes ♦ American Revolution ♦ American Symbols ♦ Black History Month ♦ Boston Tea Party ♦ Branches of Government ♦ Civil Rights ♦ Civil War ♦ Cold War ♦ Constitution ♦ Declaration of Independence ♦ Dust Bowl ♦ First Thanksgiving ♦ French and Indian War ♦ Gilded Age ♦ Great Depression ♦ Immigration ♦ Industrial Revolution ♦ Jamestown ♦ Lewis and Clark ♦ Lost Colony of Roanoke ♦ Louisiana Purchase ♦ Loyalists and Patriots ♦ Native Americans ♦ Native American Tribes ♦ Plymouth Colony ♦ Progressive Era ♦ Reconstruction ♦ Spanish American War ♦ Texas Revolution ♦ Underground Railroad ♦ War of 1812 ♦ Westward Expansion ♦ World War I ♦ World War II

By ScienceSpot

Civil War Worksheet Crossword Puzzle

Civil War Worksheet Crossword Puzzle

This crossword puzzle on the Civil War is a fun vocabulary review for students and contains the following: 1. Blank Version without word bank 2. Blank Version with word bank 3. Answer Key Vocabulary Words: ♦ Abraham Lincoln ♦ Antietam ♦ Appomattox Court House ♦ Bull Run ♦ Emancipation Proclamation ♦ Fort Sumter ♦ Frederick Douglass ♦ Gettysburg ♦ Harriet Tubman ♦ Jefferson Davis ♦ Robert E Lee ♦ Sojourner Truth ♦ Ulysses S Grant

By ScienceSpot

Reconstruction: Emancipation for African Americans ~ Document Based Activity ~

Reconstruction: Emancipation for African Americans ~ Document Based Activity ~

This 5 page packet contains everything your students's will need to complete this document based activity. This activity asks students to examine several primary source excerpts and pictures from the Reconstruction Era in order to gain a better understanding of how Emancipation actually affected African Americans. Students will: 1) Read several primary sources and will answer critical thinking questions about each source to guide their understanding. 2) Examine several pictures/political cartoons and will answer critical thinking questions about each picture to guide their understanding. 3) Students will be asked to use evidence from the documents/pictures to respond to the following question: "Explain how Emancipation affected the Social and Economic experience of African Americans immediately following the Civil War" COMMON CORE ACTIVITY

By learningisapassion

U.S. History: Causes of the Civil War- Document Based Socratic Seminar

U.S. History: Causes of the Civil War- Document Based Socratic Seminar

This 10 page packet contains everything your students need to prepare for a Socratic Seminar on the Causes of the Civil War. Your students will: 1) Read numerous primary source excerpts on the causes of the Civil War and answer Comprehension Check questions on these excerpts. 2) Be assigned a perspective to defend either the North or the South. 3) Take notes from the excerpts to defend their perspective. 4) Participate in a Socratic Seminar to orally defend their perspective using evidence from the documents. COMMON CORE ACTIVITY

By learningisapassion