WILF (What am I Looking for?): Reach conclusions about motives for going west the role of mountain men in the settlement of the West A Few Might To explain why people went to the west Most Could To understand who went to the west All Should
What do we mean by a frontier?
Where was the frontier in 1840?
What are push/pulls?
Example of push/pulls?
How would you define a pioneer?
How would you explain a ‘trail blazer’?
The early settlers were… (Map page 9)
Mormons – a religious group
Homesteaders - farmers
(Copy this into your exercise books)
Use the yellow books to complete the worksheet ‘Who went west’
You will have 30 minutes
What impressions do you get of Mountain Men?
Complete the questions on Mountain Men from the worksheet
Complete any remaining questions on Mountain Men
Design an job advert to attract men to come to the west to become Mountain Men. Include what qualities the applicants should have and what a typical day would be like
Why did people ‘go west’?
Were their reasons the same?
How would you assess the life of a Mountain man?
Why were they important in the settlement of the West?
What effect did they have on the lives of Indians?