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Unit Nine. Westward Expansion.

Chapter 17

NB- We are going a bit out of order- We’ll study


Reconstruction after the break

A mini (me) unit

Handout: Excerpt from Keegan, Fields of Battle,


The Indians of the Plains

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Topics: Chapter 17 Mining and Farming and logging


(oh my)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Topics: The Conquest of the West

Reading: Keegan, discussion of Keegan

Friday, December 19, 2008

Activity- Outline (In groups of 2) EACH of the following:

Trace and examine the relations in the years 1865-1890 of white Americans with the Indians.

Explain the importance of EACH of the following in the development of the western territories of the
USA after the end of the Civil War: (a) railroad construction, (b) homestead farming; (c) open rage
cattle ranching
Monday, December 22, 2008 Test- MC and Vocabulary

Tuesday, December 23 A Festivus For The Rest of Us!


Chapter 17

 Great Plains  George Armstrong Custer


 Plains Indians  “soddie”
 Reservation system  Barbed Wire
 Sand Creek Massacre  Comstock Lode
 Little Big Horn  Homestead Act
 Sitting Bull  James J. Hill
 Crazy Horse  Promontory point
 Phil Sheridan  Turner Thesiis