As an introduction to this unit, I find it necessary to discuss the myths commonly associated with the west. Students often come into school with ideas about “cowboys and Indians,” or even ideas they’ve learned from video games or pop culture. With this lesson, the teacher will introduce students to 6 common myths about the west. Then, students will debunk those myths by looking at the evidence. As this is one of the first assignments of the school year, links are provided to students, and the questions are written specifically to help students narrow in on the information. You can view more in the preview here – Myths of the American West.
Included in this resource:
- Classroom Presentation – Made to be utilized in an in-class situation with students – Google Slides link (located in lesson plan)
- Handout for Students – Printable version that is made to coordinate with the classroom presentation – (PDF, Google Slides link, and PowerPoint)
- Digital Version of Lesson – Can be assigned in Google Classroom or utilized with a program like Pear Deck – Google Slides link (located in lesson plan)
- Lesson Plan for implementation
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