Worksheets

American West Worksheets

American West Worksheets

  • American West Key Features Wordsearch
    A wordsearch of key words and phrases relating to the American West.
  • American West Anagrams.
    A worksheet with anagrams of key words connected with the American West.
  • American West Anagrams differentiated
    As above, but the initial letter of each word is given.
  • Great American Desert
    An illustrated information sheet about the geographical divisions in North America. Includes description of weather and vegetation.
  • Great American Desert Crossword
    A crossword with clues related to the geographical divisions of North America and the Great American Desert.
  • Blank Map of America
    A blank outline map of America.
  • Manifest Destiny
    An information and activity sheet which explains the concept of Manifest Destiny and how it is linked to westward expansion. Includes a source analysis activity.
  • Manifest Destiny Crossword
    A crossword with clues related to the concept of Manifest Destiny and westward expansion.
  • Native Americans - Origins
    A two-page illustrated information sheet giving details of the origins of the native Americans and the Plains Indians.
  • Buffalo Crosstick
    An ideal starter for a lesson on Buffalo.
  • Buffalo Hunt - True or False
    10 True and False statements about the Buffalo Hunt - can be used as a starter activity or as a pointer to more detailed research.
  • Plains Indians Wordsearch
    A wordsearch with hidden names of indian tribes that lived on the plains.
  • Tipi Anagrams Anagrams of words connected with tipis.
  • Attitudes to Indians An illustrated information sheet about American white attitudes towards the Indians. Includes activities.
  • Whites Opinions of Indians Crossword
    A crossword with clues related to the White American's opinion of the Plains Indians.
  • Indians and Whites - Different Lifestyles
    An illustrated spider diagram to show the differences in the lifestyles of the Indians and white Americans. Can be used with activity sheet below.
  • Indians and Whites - Different Lifestyles Activities
    An activity sheet to be used with the diagram above.
  • Mountain Men
    An illustrated sheet about Mountain Men with related activities.
  • Fur Trapper Picture Source
    A picture source of a Fur Trapper with related questions.
  • Mountain Men Crossword
    Crossword with clues relating to the life of a mountain man.
  • California Gold Fever
    An illustrated sheet about the pros and cons of the California Gold rush with related activities.
  • Gold Rush Anagrams
    Anagrams of words related to the gold rush.
  • Gold Rush Crossword
    A crossword with clues related to the California Gold Rush.
  • Brigham Young and the journey West
    An illustrated information sheet about the westward journey of the Mormons to Salt Lake Valley under the leadership of Brigham Young. Includes differentiated activities.
  • Mormons Crossword
    A crossword with clues relating to the Mormons.
  • Memorable Utah Events
    A poster produced in 1943 to show the most memorable events in the history of Utah. Can be used with worksheet below.
  • Utah Poster, Essay help sheet
    An essay help sheet to answer the question 'How useful is the poster (above) in assessing whether the Mormon settlement of Salt Lake Valley was a success?'
  • Railways Crosstick
    Answer clues relating to the American West to spell the word 'railway' vertically.
  • Blank Railroad Card Match
    A set of match cards relating to the transcontinental railroad. Cards are in pairs. One card has a printed description the other is blank for pupils to write a description.
  • Knowledge Test
    A four page test paper to test knowledge and understanding of Plains Indians, Mountain Men, Gold Rush, Mormons and Railways.
  • Knowledge Test Suggested Answers
    Suggested answers to go with the test above.
  • Relate Images to Cowboys
    A table with 9 images. Pupils have to describe how each image relates to the Cowboys of the West.
  • Cow Town Source Starter
    A picture source of a Cow Town with related questions. Ideal starter activity.
  • How did the cattle industry begin?
    An illustrated information sheet with levelled activities.
  • Cattle Industry Crossword
    A crossword with clues related to the Cattle Industry.
  • Cattle Industry Crossword 2
    Another crossword with clues related to the Cattle Industry.
  • Cattle Trails
    An information sheet about the Shawnee, Chisholm, Western and Goodnight-Loving cattle trails.
  • Cowboy Picture
    A picture of a cowboy on his horse. Ideal for brainstorm, plenary or starter.
  • Life of a Cowboy
    An illustrated worksheet to match pictures to statements about the life of a cowboy.
  • The Long Drive
    A blank diagram of the long drive for pupils to label.
  • American West Crossword
    A giant crossword with clues relating to the American West - Indians, gold rush, Mormons, railroad and cowboys.
  • Rise and Fall of the Cattle Industry
    Information sheet about the rise and fall of the cattle industry.
  • Cattle Industry Questions
    Questions relating to the Cattle Industry and life of a Cowboy.
  • The Homestead Act 1862
    An information sheet about the Homestead Acts passed by the US government.
  • Homesteaders - Push and Pull Factors
    An activity sheet to help understanding of push and pull factors and how they influenced homesteaders.
  • Surviving the Plains
    A worksheet with anagrams related to problems surviving the Plains. The words are then transferred to a blank table to be completed with details and solutions to each problem.
  • Lawlessness Wordsearch
    A wordsearch of commonly committed crimes in the West.
  • Lawlessness in the West
    Worksheet explaining factors that contributed to lawlessness in the West.
  • Policing the Plains
    Worksheet for pupils to complete information about those who tried to keep law and order on the Plains.
  • Indians on the warpath wordsearch
    A wordsearch with words related to why the Indians went on the warpath.
  • American West End of Unit test
    A four-page test paper to assess knowledge and understanding of the American West.
  • American West End of Unit test Markscheme
    Markscheme to accompany the above test
  • American West/ Medicine Through Time Revision booklet
    A four-page revision booklet with revision topics and hints and tips for the exam.