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Unit Question 1). Why do you think the American Frontier was known as the “Wild West?”. Based on this, why do you think it was so important to Americans to “Close the Frontier” after the Civil War was finished?. ID: 324878 Download Presentation

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Thought Jot (based on Unit Question 1)

Why do you think the American Frontier was known as the “Wild West?”

Based on this, why do you think it was so important to Americans to “Close the Frontier” after the Civil War was finished?

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Complete Discussion on Big Ideas Section 2

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Thought Jot

Pretend you are a homesteader setting out on the journey westward to claim your free farmland under the Homestead Act.Now that you have left the modern conveniences of the East behind, what sorts of inconveniences will you probably face once you reach your plot land?

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Daily Vocabulary (p. 28)

Homestead Act:

Act of Congress that gave away free farmland in the West (160 acres). Hundreds of thousands move west to farm.

Soddy:

A house on the Great Plains made of mud brick.

Dug Out:

A house on the Great Plains dug into the ground.

Morrill Act:

Act of Congress that dedicated lands in the west to Agricultural and Mechanical Schools (A&M’s) to find breakthroughs on how to farm the West.

Examples:

Western schools with “State” in their name, Iowa State University

Western schools with “A&M” in their name, Texas A&M

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Unit Question 2

How did technological advances and government policies help “tame” the Wild West?

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Study Buddies:

Partners will be assigned two Technologies/Policies

Partners will identify…

What geographic problem it was meant to solve

How its invention helped settlers move and live in the West

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Thought Jot:

How did technological advances and government policies help “tame” the Wild West? Use examples to explain.

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