Postcards From the American West

This Postcards From the American West activity & project also includes:

Why did people move westward in the United States? Your young historians will examine the experiences of various groups on the American frontier, from a miner working near the Comstock Lode in Nevada, to an Apache chief from the southwest who resisted relegation to a reservation.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Classroom Considerations
  • Instructor will need to set guidelines for research or provide resources/reading material
Pros
  • Wide variety of perspectives, ethnic groups, and experiences offered in assignment
  • Includes detailed table discussing purpose and contents of a RAFT assignment
  • Option to download and edit document to adapt to your own curricular needs
  • Detailed rubric, including peer review component
Cons
  • None