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Looks at the Northwest Ordinance, Lewis and Clark, the Oregon and Santa Fe Trails, Indian removal, life on the frontier, the Gold Rush, the Homestead Act, the transcontinental railroad, Indian wars, the myth of the West, and the closing of the frontier. Activities: putting together a frontier newspaper, analyzing Western landscape paintings, and creating illustrated maps of westward expansion.
This title is part of the series: BACKWARDS PLANNING CURRICULUM UNITS: U.S. History
Social Studies School Service