The American West 1840-95
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Who was the Baddest in the West?
Learn about Billy the Kid, Isom Dart, Apache Kid, Wild Bunch, Doolin Gang, Butch Cassidy, Juan Cortina and more!
Created by Mr. S. Drew of Passmores School:
The essential dates for the Schools History Project GCSE
Learn about the legends of the Wild West!
Who were they and why did they travel West?
From Goodnight and Loving to the end of the open range.
Learn about the clothing and equipment of the cowboy!
Revision and Games
Walk the Plank -
Historical Duck shoot -
This course looks at the way in which the American West was settled and developed by various groups of people between 1840 and 1895, and the impact of this on the Native American peoples.
The Key Questions you need to understand are:
Why did people move westwards?
What conflicts arose between different cultures?
What were the changes that occurred?
There are three main topic areas:
The American West: inhabitants and early settlers
The settlement of the Great Plains
Conflict on the Plains
Buy the Textbook!
American West: Student's Book (Discovering the Past for GCSE)