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GCSE History of American West in 19th Cent. The problems of migration to the West. The Donner Party

GCSE History of American West in 19th Cent. The problems of migration to the West. The Donner Party

This presentation is based on GCSE History of American West in the 19th Century book. The content of the course has been converted into a series of slides enriched by adding many pictures, maps diagrams and photos, so the topic becomes more accessible to all ability pupils. There are couple of links to YouTube videos. This unit is covering the process and problems of the migration to the West (Oregon and California) in mid 19th century: the Oregon Trail, preparation of the wagons, the problems of migrants travelling through the trail, and the Donner Party experiences on the way to the West.

By Lukaszlucky

GCSE History of American West in 19th Cent. What factors encouraged migration West. Oregon Trail.

GCSE History of American West in 19th Cent. What factors encouraged migration West. Oregon Trail.

This resource is based on Edexcel History of American West in 19th century book. The content is enriched by adding many pictures, diagrams, maps and couple of video links to make the content more accessible to all ability pupils. This unit is about the push and pull factors that encouraged migration to the West (Oregon and California) in mid 19th century: economic conditions of the East in 1830/40 (Panic of 1837), the growing popularity of farmland in Oregon, establishment of the Oregon Trail, the Gold Rush in California (from 1849), and the idea of Manifest Destiny.

By Lukaszlucky

GCSE American West in 19th Cent. The US gov policy towards the Plains Indians

GCSE American West in 19th Cent. The US gov policy towards the Plains Indians

This presentation is based on GCSE History of American West in the 19th Century book. The aim of this presentation is to visualise the content of the book, so the information is more accessible to all ability pupils. This unit is converting the attitude of the US government towards the Plains Indians (Native Americans): conflicts over land, setting of the Permanent Indian Border, the westward expansion of white Americans, and Indian Appropriation Act 1851.

By Lukaszlucky

Declaration of Independence Signatories Wordsearch Starter Activity History Homework Cover Lesson

Declaration of Independence Signatories Wordsearch Starter Activity History Homework Cover Lesson

Wordsearch on the theme of 'Declaration of Independence Signatories'. 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. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!

By mikedean