- American West Key Features Wordsearch
A wordsearch of key words and phrases relating to the American West.
- American West Anagrams
A worksheet with anagrams of key words connected with the American West.
- American West Anagrams differentiated
As above, but the initial letter of each word is given.
- Great American Desert
An illustrated information sheet about the geographical divisions in North America. Includes description of weather and vegetation.
- Great American Desert Crossword
A crossword with clues related to the geographical divisions of North America and the Great American Desert.
- Blank Map of America
A blank outline map of America.
- Manifest Destiny
An information and activity sheet which explains the concept of Manifest Destiny and how it is linked to westward expansion. Includes a source analysis activity.
- Manifest Destiny Crossword
A crossword with clues related to the concept of Manifest Destiny and westward expansion.
- Native Americans – Origins
A two-page illustrated information sheet giving details of the origins of the native Americans and the Plains Indians.
- Buffalo Crosstick
An ideal starter for a lesson on Buffalo.
- Buffalo Hunt – True or False
10 True and False statements about the Buffalo Hunt – can be used as a starter activity or as a pointer to more detailed research.
- Plains Indians Wordsearch
A wordsearch with hidden names of indian tribes that lived on the plains.
- Tipi Anagrams Anagrams of words connected with tipis.
- Attitudes to Indians An illustrated information sheet about American white attitudes towards the Indians. Includes activities.
- Whites Opinions of Indians Crossword
A crossword with clues related to the White American’s opinion of the Plains Indians.
- Indians and Whites – Different Lifestyles
An illustrated spider diagram to show the differences in the lifestyles of the Indians and white Americans. Can be used with activity sheet below.
- Indians and Whites – Different Lifestyles Activities
An activity sheet to be used with the diagram above.
- Mountain Men
An illustrated sheet about Mountain Men with related activities.
- Fur Trapper Picture Source
A picture source of a Fur Trapper with related questions.
- Mountain Men Crossword
Crossword with clues relating to the life of a mountain man.
- California Gold Fever
An illustrated sheet about the pros and cons of the California Gold rush with related activities.
- Gold Rush Anagrams
Anagrams of words related to the gold rush.
- Gold Rush Crossword
A crossword with clues related to the California Gold Rush.
- Brigham Young and the journey West
An illustrated information sheet about the westward journey of the Mormons to Salt Lake Valley under the leadership of Brigham Young. Includes differentiated activities.
- Mormons Crossword
A crossword with clues relating to the Mormons.
- Memorable Utah Events
A poster produced in 1943 to show the most memorable events in the history of Utah. Can be used with worksheet below.
- Utah Poster, Essay help sheet
An essay help sheet to answer the question ‘How useful is the poster (above) in assessing whether the Mormon settlement of Salt Lake Valley was a success?’
- Railways Crosstick
Answer clues relating to the American West to spell the word ‘railway’ vertically.
- Blank Railroad Card Match
A set of match cards relating to the transcontinental railroad. Cards are in pairs. One card has a printed description the other is blank for pupils to write a description.
- Knowledge Test
A four page test paper to test knowledge and understanding of Plains Indians, Mountain Men, Gold Rush, Mormons and Railways.
- Knowledge Test Suggested Answers
Suggested answers to go with the test above.
- Relate Images to Cowboys
A table with 9 images. Pupils have to describe how each image relates to the Cowboys of the West.
- Cow Town Source Starter
A picture source of a Cow Town with related questions. Ideal starter activity.
- How did the cattle industry begin?
An illustrated information sheet with levelled activities.
- Cattle Industry Crossword
A crossword with clues related to the Cattle Industry.
- Cattle Industry Crossword 2
Another crossword with clues related to the Cattle Industry.
- Cattle Trails
An information sheet about the Shawnee, Chisholm, Western and Goodnight-Loving cattle trails.
- Cowboy Picture
A picture of a cowboy on his horse. Ideal for brainstorm, plenary or starter.
- Life of a Cowboy
An illustrated worksheet to match pictures to statements about the life of a cowboy.
- The Long Drive
A blank diagram of the long drive for pupils to label.
- American West Crossword
A giant crossword with clues relating to the American West – Indians, gold rush, Mormons, railroad and cowboys.
- Rise and Fall of the Cattle Industry
Information sheet about the rise and fall of the cattle industry.
- Cattle Industry Questions
Questions relating to the Cattle Industry and life of a Cowboy.
- The Homestead Act 1862
An information sheet about the Homestead Acts passed by the US government.
- Homesteaders – Push and Pull Factors
An activity sheet to help understanding of push and pull factors and how they influenced homesteaders.
- Surviving the Plains
A worksheet with anagrams related to problems surviving the Plains. The words are then transferred to a blank table to be completed with details and solutions to each problem.
- Lawlessness Wordsearch
A wordsearch of commonly committed crimes in the West.
- Lawlessness in the West
Worksheet explaining factors that contributed to lawlessness in the West.
- Policing the Plains
Worksheet for pupils to complete information about those who tried to keep law and order on the Plains.
- Indians on the warpath wordsearch
A wordsearch with words related to why the Indians went on the warpath.
- American West End of Unit test
A four-page test paper to assess knowledge and understanding of the American West.
- American West End of Unit test Markscheme
Markscheme to accompany the above test
- American West/ Medicine Through Time Revision booklet
A four-page revision booklet with revision topics and hints and tips for the exam.
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