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Go West Young Man

Go West Young Man

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  • Where were these guys likely going? What were they using for food? How important would the ability to hunt have been for the move initially westward?Cultural amenities, what would some of these have been? Students list some they think of today AND in the era portrayed in the picture.Escape from over civilization, has this caused an increase in suburbs?
  • Show some old Western video clips to introduce legacies item
  • What do students notice about this house?What do students have for a sense of place
  • How did this affect Native American views or the early settlers? Was this justified?Sense of place assaulted by the white settlers points out what an attachment to place is all about
  • How was the West a land of promise? What was promised??Does the last bullet justify the previous slide?
  • What does Daniel Boonesque mean=Regional identity, is this similar to the identity of being from the MidwestWhat do people stereotype about being from the MidwestWhy were Californian’s disliked? Students can apply this to examples
  • Look at what happens when Mexican immigrants come to parts of Kansas, is this similar to the second bullet?Why would big business be supportive of this? What would happen to the property value in your neighborhood if migrants came?
  • Ven Diagram of views on outsiders and immigrantsApply the last bullet
  • Can students apply the last bullet to something from their life, how bout elementary or middle school? Recess/class dancesConcept of selective memory explanation
  • What is the mythic imagery of the West, is it accurate?Based off of the previous bullets what does that say about people who attend Andover Central High School?
  • Sense of place rooted in the land, what does this meanWhat causes people to move to metropolitan areas and once there what is the importance they feel in finding nature
  • Ghosts of Christmas past and futureImages show old vs modern day armored cars and classrooms, what do the students see for differences? Apply this to lessons learned
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    1. Go West Young Man<br />By Grant Bacon<br />Courtesy of Kansas Memory www.kansasmemory.org<br />
    2. The Enduring Frontier Heritage<br /><ul><li>The ghosts of western future and past still haunt the western present
    3. In the past new western lands offered the full range of cultural amenities
    4. Today creative western developers promise an escape from over civilization</li></ul>Courtesy Kansas Memory www.kansasmemory.org<br />
    5. The Enduring Frontier Heritage<br /><ul><li>Today marketers or promoters draw on legacies of “Old West”
    6. Longing for open vistas and “scars” of development
    7. Landscapes are less “pure”
    8. West became the fastest growing region of country
    9. Western regional identity endures frontier heritage</li></ul>Courtesy Kansas Memory www.kansasmemory.org <br />
    10. Primacy, Authenticity, Promise and Place<br /><ul><li>What is attachment to place? Why does it exist?
    11. Old pioneers emphasized the fact that they had been in place for longer than Indians or Hispanics
    12. Sense of place is not always a negative or a positive
    13. Commonly assumed Indians have a stronger sense of place. </li></ul>Courtesy of Western History and Genealogy from the Denver Public Library www.history.denverlibrary.org/images/index.html<br />
    14. Primacy, Authenticity, Promise and Place<br /><ul><li>The West is full of sacred Indian places
    15. Surge of white settlers displaced Native peoples
    16. One culture gained at the expense of another
    17. Sense of place that white settlers developed were an assault on Indian attachments to place
    18. Large Indian populations live in cities far from their cultural homelands or where they have a sense of place</li></ul>Courtesy of Western History and Genealogy from the Denver Public Library www.history.denverlibrary.org/images/index.html<br />
    19. Primacy, Authenticity, Promise and Place<br /><ul><li>Claims that westerner’s raised attachments to place are tied to part of the notions of the West as a land of promise
    20. Human need for self validation is a vital aspect to gaining a sense of place
    21. People try to convince themselves and others that they did the right thing by coming to, going from, or staying in a specific place
    22. I</li></ul>Courtesy of Western History and Genealogy from the Denver Public Library www.history.denverlibrary.org/images/index.html<br />
    23. Californication in the Contemporary West<br /><ul><li>Some westerners expressed their Caliphobia by saying “Don’t Californicate Oregon” “Washington is full, get out”
    24. Example of Regional Identity
    25. Daniel Boonesque quality of fleeing congested spaces to enjoy wide open spaces of the West
    26. Former Californians are unwestern?</li></ul>Courtesy of Western History and Genealogy from the Denver Public Library www.history.denverlibrary.org/images/index.html<br />
    27. Californication in the Contemporary West<br /><ul><li>California less western than the Intermountain West and Pacific Northwest because its so racially diverse
    28. New immigrants were not welcomed because they were seen as people who would be wards of the state or would drive wages down
    29. Big business was supportive of unrestricted migration
    30. Effect on property values?</li></ul>Courtesy of Western History and Genealogy from the Denver Public Library www.history.denverlibrary.org/images/index.html<br />
    31. Californication in the Contemporary West<br /><ul><li>Anti immigrant talk and action of the late 19th and early 20th century mirror the contemporary expressions of fear aimed at Mexican and other Latino’s of the West
    32. Stereotype of outsiders?
    33. People often define who they are by what they are not, who they are not, and where they are not</li></ul>Courtesy of Western History and Genealogy from the Denver Public Library www.history.denverlibrary.org/images/index.html<br />
    34. Change, Mythology, and Regional Identity<br /><ul><li>We can reminisce with fond thoughts about the way things used to be, but regions and cultures will continue to change
    35. Western cultures and places somehow seem purer when they do not change
    36. If remember the past selectively the aspects remembered are typically the positive overlooking other elements</li></ul>Courtesy of Western History and Genealogy from the Denver Public Library www.history.denverlibrary.org/images/index.html<br />
    37. Change, Mythology, and Regional Identity<br /><ul><li>Communities and individuals in places with the longest heritage have richer, stronger senses of place
    38. According to this rubric those with deepest regional roots are most likely to protect their cherished places from change
    39. A recent change in place does not take away from the new arrival’s attachment to the mythic imagery of westernness</li></ul>Courtesy of Western History and Genealogy from the Denver Public Library www.history.denverlibrary.org/images/index.html<br />
    40. Change, Mythology, and Regional Identity<br /><ul><li>By 1990 over 80% of “westerners” live in </li></ul>metropolitan areas<br /><ul><li>In 10 years, it has grown to 90%
    41. These metropolitan spaces seem unwestern
    42. Must move on from the presumption that sense </li></ul>of place is rooted in the land<br />The sense of nature can be at your doorstep or at least close by, even in urban settings<br />Courtesy of Western History and Genealogy from the Denver Public Library www.history.denverlibrary.org/images/index.html<br />
    43. The past and the future<br /><ul><li>THERE ARE NO EASY LESSONS TO BE LEARNED FROM THE PAST THAT WILL GIVE A FULLER UNDERSTANDINGOF WESTERN PROMOTION
    44. THE PAST DOES NOT HOLD A SURE PROMISE FOR RESOLUTIONS OF THE PROBLEMS FACING THE WEST TODAY
    45. BUT…seeing how our actions and attitudes in the present reflect those of the past does help us think more carefully about the claims we make about the TRUE sprit of the West</li></ul>Above pictures Courtesy of Western History and Genealogy from the Denver Public Library www.history.denverlibrary.org/images/index.html<br />http://jorgenmodin.net/images/armored%20car.jpg/view<br />bi-lingual.com/School/virtualtourgyoshu2.htm<br />

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