Card Sort: What problems faced the Homesteaders on the Great Plains?
This great little card sort is a matching exercise that can be used as a starter, plenary or even a mini plenary with a range of abilities and age groups.

Students cut out the cards and match the problem facing homesteaders on the Great Plains with the correct description.

Its simple, fun and provides for some kinaesthetic learning. At the end of the activity you can ask your students to rank the problems 1 to 10 and then explain which one was the most important.

Theme: The American West
Know: What problems faced homesteaders on the Great Plains?
Understand: How did the environment and climate make farming challenging in the Great Plains?
Evaluate: Which problem was the most significant?

Identify and describe: The problems facing the Homesteaders?
Describe: What the problems that the Homesteaders faced by matching the key words with the correct description?
Analyse: Evaluate and come to a judgement on which problem was the most significant?

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