Card Sort: What impact did the mountain men have on the American West?
This great resource is designed to help students studying the impact that the mountain men and early pioneers had the American West. It can be used as a revision activity, preparation for an essay on this topic or as a starter or plenary. It can be used alongside any of the main stream text books on the American West or even my PowerPoint on this topic which can be downloaded via The History Academy TES shop.

This type of activity is ideal for lower and middle ability students, but I have also included some stretch and challenge in the second task.

The card sort includes two heading cards labelled negative and positive consequences as well as 16 cards that can sorted underneath them.

This sort of task should take a middle ability group 10 to 15 minutes and a lower ability group 20 minutes. The card sort is designed to be independent of any textbook or resource, but it would be an ideal resource to use alongside the SHP textbook The American West 1840 - 1895 or my PowerPoint on the mountain men.

The aims and objectives of this lesson are:

Theme: The American West
Know: Who were the mountain men?
Understand: What negative / positive role did they play in the settlement of the American West?
Evaluate: How significant was their impact on the settlement of the West?

WILF - What Am I Looking For?
Identify and describe: The impact of the mountain men on the American West?
Explain: What positive / negative role did they play on the settlement of the American West?
Analyse: How important was their impact on the settlement of the American West?

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