Lesson Plans
American History 9 1st Q 07.08 Lesson Plans
Week: 10/01/2007 Instructor: Lynn Arndt Academics
Grade 9 Testing

Finish watching "Open Range"
Discuss the "long drive"; what was life like on these drives (dangers, etc.). How did the long drive change --no more free grazing, water, etc. Effect of barbed wire, pioneers, etc.
The Native Americans--C 19 Sec. 3

How were they treated? Broken treaties, land taken from them, attempts to Americanize them.
Hunting of the buffalo; extinction
Introduction of horses by Mexicanos
Battles of Native Americans with white Army and settlers.

Gold rushes--effect on Native Americans

Show video--The Dakota Uprising w/worksheet

Discuss Slaughter's Slough
Everyday life on the plains--isolation, native Americans, hardships

Westward movement wasn't all excitement and adventure. Many lost their lives moving west.