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  1. Native Americans and Westward Expansion By Miss Carpenter

  2. Table of Contents • Introduction • Task 1 • Task 2 • Process 1 • Process 2 • Evaluation: Task 1 • Evaluation: Task 2 • Conclusion • Acknowledgements • Acknowledgements Cont’d

  3. Introduction • This webquest will take you through the story of Westward Expansion and its effects on Native Americans. You will write a journal from the perspective of either a settler or Native American and construct an essay using documents. • By using credible websites and independent work, you will gain an understanding of Westward Expansion through the eyes of the Native Americans and the settlers moving west. Table of Contents

  4. Task 1 - Journal • You will complete a journal written from the perspective of either a Native American or a settler moving west. • You should complete 10 -15 journal entries, each will be a minimum of one typed page. • Journals are to be done individually using any of the websites listed, class notes, or the textbook. • You will be graded on grammar, spelling, content, writing coherency, and creativity. Process 1- Journal

  5. Task 2 – Individual Essay • Complete a 5 paragraph, hand-written essay using at least 5 of the 8 documents listed on the website as well as information from the textbook. • You will answer the question at the top of the page. • You will need a strong introduction with a topic sentence supported by the documents you choose. Be sure to cite your sources. • You will be graded on grammar, spelling, content, writing coherency, and strength of your argument. Process 2 – Individual Essay

  6. Process 1 - Journal • Using the links listed below as well as others throughout the webquest, create a typed, personal journal as either a Native American or a settler. • Any documents, photos, music, or video found in the links can be used while conducting research for your journal. • Tell me what daily life is like for you and your family, what your thoughts are regarding westward expansion, and what hardships you and your family face. Resourceful Websites: Women in Arizona History Pioneer Women Diaries, Memoirs, and Letters Along the Trails West Native Americans in the Northern Great Plains The West American Indians and the Natural World Task 1 - Journal

  7. Process 2 – Individual Essay • Using the links below and class notes, you are to complete an essay analyzing the extent to which westward expansion impacted the lives of the Native Americans during the late nineteenth century. • Feel free to explore any of the other websites listed throughout the webquest to aid you. Be sure to cite your sources using Chicago Style format. • The links take you to the same set of documents. The big question from the first link will be the basis of the essay. Use the individual questions accompanying each document in the second link to assist you when writing the essay. Resourceful Websites: PBS: Indian Removal Settlement in the Northern Great Plains Task 2 – Individual Essay

  8. Evaluation: Journal Grading Rubric Process 1 - Journal Total: ___/ 20

  9. Evaluation: Individual Essay Grading Rubric Process 2 – Individual Essay Total: ___/ 20

  10. Conclusion • The goal of this webquest is to show you how westward expansion in the United States of America affected the lives of Native Americans and the settlers who moved west. • The point of the journal entries is for you to gain insight into life in a different time period and an understanding of the cultures of different peoples. • The purpose of the individual essay is to help improve your writing skills. It is also important that you gain an understanding in creating a sound argument backed with research.

  11. Teacher’s Page New York State History Standards: Standard 1: History of the United States and New York • Study of Cultural Diversity and Unifying Values, Practices, and Traditions • Study of Important Events across time and from different perspectives • Study of Contributions and Experiences of Individuals and Groups • Skills of Historical Analysis Standard 3: Geography • Study of the world in spatial terms, places, and regions, etc. New York State Technology Standards: Standard 2: • Students will access, generate, process, and transfer information using appropriate technologies. Standard 5: • Students will apply technological knowledge and skills to design, construct, use, and evaluate products.

  12. Teacher’s Page Cont’d Helpful Hints: • Be sure to explore all aspects of the webquest and the links provided. There is an abundant amount of information to be found and used. Any problems or questions, feel free to ask me, I will be happy to help in any way I can! Scope and Timeline: • This project is for an 11th grade U.S. History class. It will run for three weeks. The journals will be handed in last before the groups present. The individual essay will be handed in first at the end of the first week. The students will then have the next two weeks to work on their journals and group presentations. • There are 3 class days set aside for the Computer Lab. This time should be used wisely as this is the only time we will be in the Computer Lab. Special Education/ Modifications: • The journal topics will be provided for each student and there will be fewer journals. • The individual essay will be shorter in length. I will choose their documents for them and they will have to come up with an argument with my assistance. • I will choose the groups, placing the special education students with other students in the class with whom they will work better.

  13. Acknowledgements • “DBQ: Impact of Westward Expansion on Native Americans and the Role of Government”. http://schoolweb.dysart.org/TeacherSites/uploads/4833/history%20assignments/Microsoft%20Word%20-%20DBQ%20on%20westward%20expansion.pdf • “Impact of Westward Expansion on Native Americans and the Role of Government”. Smithsonian Institution. http://www.smithsoniansource.org/content/dbqs/westwardexpansion/impact_westward_expansion.pdf • “Native Americans in the Northern Great Plains, 1880-1920”. Library of Congress. http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/award97/ndfahtml/ngp_nd_native.html • “North, South, East, West: American Indians and the Natural World”. Carnegie Museum of Natural History. 2010. http://www.carnegiemnh.org/online/indians/

  14. Acknowledgements Cont’d • “ PBS: Indian Removal 1814- 1858”. PBS. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4p2959.html • “Settlements in the Northern Great Plains, 1880-1920”. Library of Congress. http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/award97/ndfahtml/ngp_nd_settle.html • “The West”. PBS. 2001. http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/program/ • “Women in Arizona History”. University of Arizona. 2001. http://www.ic.arizona.edu/ic/mcbride/ws200/hist.htm • Pictures used throughout the web quest can be found by a Google Image search for “Native Americans” and “Westward Expansion”.