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WESTWARD EXPANSION IN THE 1800'S

This is a webquest to learn why people moved toward the west. There will be four characters that will help you learn. They are the President of the United States, the westward bound, Geographer, and the Native American
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John Wilson

on 19 April 2010

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Double click anywhere & add an idea President of the United States You the student just became the President of the United States of the United States. You will need to find documents or newspaper articles on the Internet so that you can prepare a report on the question below. What type of documents or articles did you find?
What inspired you as the President to send people west?
Who was the president that sent Lewis and Clark west and who are they?
What major purchase sent Lewis and Clark west?
Where did the President send them?
http://www.kidinfo.com/American_History/Pioneers.html
http://www.sonofthesouth.net/texas/westward-expansion.htm
http://broadmeadow.needham.k12.ma.us/TechCtr/westward.htm
The Westward Bound in the 1800's You the student have been chosen to go west in search of new land. You will plan a trip west with everything you will need to get to the west coast. Put together a multimedia presentation for the class. Why did you go west?
What did you take west with you?
What did you find out there?
Who did you find out there?
http://www2.localaccess.com/wald/whywest.htm
http://lonehand.com/pioneers.htm
http://www.americanwest.com/pages/wexpansi.htm
http://www.essortment.com/all/pioneercovered_rjtw.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conestoga_wagon
The Geographer You as the geographer will come up with the route or routes that were taken. You will explain what type of terrain that one would encounter and the environment that is to be found. Prepare a map to share with the class. What routes where taken to go west?
What type of terrain will you find? (Name some rivers and Mountains they crossed)
What type of environment will you find?
Analyze how the movement of people and their activities shaped the land around them.
http://www.over-land.com/trwest.html
http://www.emints.org/ethemes/resources/S00000268.shtml
http://www.sonofthesouth.net/texas/westward-expansion-map.htm
http://www.americanwest.com/pages/wexpansi.htm
http://www.americanwest.com/pages/awexpans.htm
Native American You the student will become the Native American the westward travelers encounter or any Native Americans that made the trip west? You will describe an encounter between the Native American and the white man and make a treaty. Explain who the Native American is?
How did they take to the coming of white man?
Name some famous Native Americans and the reason they are famous.
Explain how they lived?
What was their primary source of food?
Explain some differences between the tribes?
Look at some of the Indian treaty’s that were made and give your opinion on them. http://www.tms.riverview.wednet.edu/lrc/Westward%20Movement.htm
http://www.legendsofamerica.com/LA-OldWestLegends.html
http://www.the-wild-west.co.uk/wild-west.htm
http://www.legendsofamerica.com/NA-IndianWarsBattles.html
http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/treaty/
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