Romanticizing the West

2013, max heinlein, west, westward movement

This lesson is designed to show how people learned about distant places in a time when there was no television, radio, or Internet, and when means of communication was very slow. Also how an artist interpretation of a place could influence people. 

 

The Bully of the Plains

facebook, indian, kris hagans, native american, plains, primary sources, west, westward movement

The Oregon Trail

jeff friesen, manifest destiny, oregon, oregon trail, west, westward movement

Jeff's lesson is designed to give students an idea of what was involved in making the journey to Oregon by way of the Oregon Trail. Students will learn what was needed to make the trip, hardships encountered and hopefully an appreciation for the toughness of the people who made the trip.