Why Do People Move West?

bruce mactavish, marcia fox, september 2012, west

Dr. Bruce MacTavish from Washburn University and Marcia Fox, Education Liasion from the Kansas Historical Society, presented information and strategies to help teachers understand why people moved into the American West and how we perceive the West.


iPad App / Resources Suggestion Form


Print materials (pdfs):
Western Images (Marcia Fox)
Western Images (Bruce MacTavish)
Maps and Census Data

Are Your Kids Just "Doing School?"
Effective Instruction Includes:


Dr. Bruce Mactavish

Marcia Fox


Useful links:
Beyond the Bubble (cool assessment tool)
Common Core Literacy Standards for Social Studies
Resources for Integrating the Common Core into the Social Studies Classroom

KSHS Census page / link to Ancestry.com