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How effectively did settlers find solutions to the problems of life on the plains?

Barbed wireThis enquiry re-caps content from the first key question of the American West topic, whilst introducing new material relating to the ways in which settlers on the Plains came up with solutions to the problems they faced after migrating west.

It is a good opportunity for interleaving content from the unit, and for practicing the skills required for answering the narrative account exam question.

Students first recall some of the major events and policies that had encouraged westward migration during the 1860s, re-capping the problems that migrants faced. Then, they use sources to gather information about the solutions that migrants devised to deal with these problems, judging the extent to which these solutions proved effective.

The enquiry concludes with an opportunity to practice an exam question using a clear structure sheet – as you can see here.

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