Heinemann Secondary History Project: American West Core Edition
This Student Book provides a source-based active learning approach, and some of the units are approached through asking key questions, or focusing on important issues or controversies. At the end of each unit, there is an exam practice section. There are also summary boxes to aid revision. This book, aimed at all abilities, analyzes how the American West was settled and developed between 1840 and 1895. Coverage includes the way of life of the Plains Indians, the reasons why people went West, the role of the railways, the development of farming and ranches, the conflict between ranchers and homesteaders, the conflict between white Americans and Plains Indians, and the policies of the American government. There is also a foundation edition, which is aimed at lower attainers and has a simplified text.