Card Sort for American West: Why did Homesteaders settle on the Great Plains?
The great resource is designed to help students explain why so many people decided to settle on the formally inhospitable Great Plains in the 19th Century. This resource is designed to be used with the full spectrum of leaners and can also be used as a starter, plenary or revision activity. If you are looking for a resource to provide a little more challenge then check out my diamond 9 activity on this topic.

When you purchase this resource you will be able to download a single, A4 sheet, which can be photocopied for your students. It includes a learning objective, instructions and four heading cards as well as fourteen statements which need to be sorted. The headings are new technology, end of the civil war, transcontinental railroads and the policies of the US government.

The aims and objectives of this lesson are:

Theme: The American West
Know: What were the main reasons why Homesteaders settled on the Great Plains?
Understand: What roles were played by technology, the US government, the railroad companies and the end of the Civil War?
Evaluate: Which factor played the most important role?

WILF: What Am I looking for?
Identify and describe: Why did Homesteaders settle on the Great Plains?
Explain: The roles played by different factors
Analyse: Which factor played the most important role?
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Created: Apr 13, 2017

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