Edexcel GCSE History: The American West, c1835–c1895

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P3 The American West, c1835–c1895

In this module, students will cover the following topics in line with the Edexcel specifications booklet. Detailed information for the module can be found on page 30-31.

Topics include:

Key topic 1: The early settlement of the West, c1835–c1862

  • 1 The Plains Indians: their beliefs and way of life
  • 2 Migration and early settlement
  • 3 Conflict and tension

Key topic 2: Development of the plains, c1862–c1876

  • 1 The development of settlement in the West
  • 2 Ranching and the cattle industry
  • 3 Changes in the way of life of the Plains Indians

Key topic 3: Conflicts and conquest, c1876–c1895

  • 1 Changes in farming, the cattle industry and settlement
  • 2 Conflict and tension
  • 3 The Plains Indians: the destruction of their way of life

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  • Edexcel GCSE History Exam Booklets (zip)
  • L1 Buffalo Diagram (pdf)
  • L1 Buffalo Diagram (pptx)
  • L1 Info Hunt Information (docx)
  • L1 Info Hunt Information (pdf)
  • L1 Permanent Indian Frontier Homework (doc)
  • L1 Permanent Indian Frontier Homework (pdf)
  • L1 Plains Indians Way Of Life (pptx)
  • L1 Sioux Religion Info Hunt Collection Chart (pdf)
  • L1 Sioux Religion Info Hunt Collection Chart (docx)
  • L10 Abraham Lincoln Additional Resources (ppt)
  • L10 Abraham Lincoln Additional Resources (pdf)
  • L10 Davies And Lincoln Comparison Activity (docx)
  • L10 Davies And Lincoln Comparison Activity (pdf)
  • L10 Jefferson Davis Additional Informatio (pptx)
  • L10 Jefferson Davis Additional Informatio (pdf)
  • L10 Lincoln And Davis (pptx)
  • L11 Impact Of The Civil War On Citizens (pptx)
  • L12 Mormons And The Mountain Meadow Massacre (pptx)
  • L12 Wyatt Earp Facebook Template (doc)
  • L12 Wyatt Earp Facebook Template (pdf)
  • L13 13th Amendment Homework Information (pdf)
  • L13 13th Amendment Homework Information (pptx)
  • L14 Civil War Reconstruction (docx)
  • L14 Civil War Reconstruction (pdf)
  • L15 Carpetbaggers Federal And State Powers (docx)
  • L15 Carpetbaggers Federal And State Powers (pdf)
  • L18 Cattle Industry In The Usa (pptx)
  • L18 Life As A Cowboy Information Sheet (docx)
  • L18 Life As A Cowboy Information Sheet (pdf)
  • L19 Law And Order In The West Settlements (pdf)
  • L19 Law And Order In The West Settlements (docx)
  • L2 Movement West And Manifest Destiny (pptx)
  • L3 Mormons And Early Western Expansion (pptx)
  • L3 Mormons And Utah Extra Information (pdf)
  • L3 Mormons And Utah Extra Information (docx)
  • L3 Territorial Expansion Additional Information Task Sheet (docx)
  • L3 Territorial Expansion Additional Information Task Sheet (pdf)
  • L4 Donner Party Fact Gathering Sheet (pdf)
  • L4 Donner Party Fact Gathering Sheet (docx)
  • L4 Donner Party Textbook Task Information (docx)
  • L4 Donner Party Textbook Task Information (pdf)
  • L4 The Donner Party (pptx)
  • L4 The Donner Party Explained (mp4)
  • L5 White Settler Farming Problems (pdf)
  • L5 White Settler Farming Problems (docx)
  • L5 White Settler Farming Problems (pptx)
  • L6 Fort Laramie Treaty Stick In Sheet (docx)
  • L6 Fort Laramie Treaty Stick In Sheet (pdf)
  • L6 The Battle At Little Bighorn History (mp4)
  • L6 Why Did Tension Grow Between The Plains Indians And The White Settlers (docx)
  • L6 Why Did Tension Grow Between The Plains Indians And The White Settlers (pdf)
  • L7 Indian Wars Timeline (pdf)
  • L7 Indian Wars Timeline (doc)
  • L7 Lawlessness In The Old West (pptx)
  • L8 Causes Of The Us Civil War And The Missouri Compromise (pptx)
  • L8 Effects Of Reconstruction On The Old West Chart (docx)
  • L8 Effects Of Reconstruction On The Old West Chart (pdf)
  • L8 Reconstruction And The Old West (pptx)
  • L8 The Impact Of The Us Civil War On The American West (pdf)
  • L8 The Impact Of The Us Civil War On The American West (docx)
  • L9 Causes Of Us Civil War Including John Brown (doc)
  • L9 Causes Of Us Civil War Including John Brown (pdf)