Chapter 13 Learning Objectives

Section 13-1 "Cultures Clash on the Prairies" (pp. 408-417)

  • Contrast the cultures of Native Americans and white settlers and explain why white settlers moved west.
  • Identify restrictions imposed by the government on Native Americans and describe the consequences.
  • Identify the government's policy of assimilation as well as continuing conflicts between Native Americans and settlers. Ghost_dance.jpg
  • Trace the development of the cattle industry.
  • Describe both the myth and the reality of the American cowboy and explain the end of the open range.

Section 13-2 "Settling on the Great Plains" (pp. 420-424)

  • Explain the rapid settlement of the Great Plains due to homesteading.
  • Describe how early settlers survived on the plains and transformed them into profitable farm land.

Section 13-3 "Farmers and the Populist Movement" (pp. 425-429)

  • Identify the problems farmers faced and their cooperative efforts to solve them.
  • Explain the rise and fall of the Populist Party.


Chapter 13 Assignments

In-Class Assignments
Readings are due the next school day, unless noted otherwise
Homework Assignments
Assignments are due the next school day, unless noted otherwise
  • Read Sections 13-1 and 13-2
  • Finish 13-1 worksheet
  • Read Section 13-3
  • No written homework
  • No reading assignment
  • No written homework
  • Review Chapter 13
  • Begin Chapter 14

Chapter 13 Study Terms:

  • Culture of the Plains Indians
  • Dawes Act
  • Assimilation
  • Wounded Knee
  • End of the wide open frontier
  • Challenges faced by frontier farmers
  • The Grange
  • Homestead Act
  • Populist Party
  • Bimetallism - who supported and why
  • William McKinley
  • William Jennings Bryan

Chapter 13 Power Point Presentations