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Topic: Settlement of the West, early 19th century 

United States History

 Standard 10.  Understands how the industrial revolution, increasing immigration, the rapid expansion of slavery, and the westward movement changed American lives and led to regional tensions
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 6.Understands elements of early western migration (e.g., the lure of the West and the reality of life on the frontier; motivations of various settlers; Mormon contributions to the settlement of the West; differences in the settlement of California and Oregon in the late 1840s and 1850s; routes taken by settlers of the Western U.S.; interactions between settlers and Native Americans and Mexicans in the western territories)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the lure of the West
     2.Understands the reality of life on the frontier
     3.Understands the motivations of various settlers
     4.Understands Mormon contributions to the settlement of the West
     5.Understands differences in the settlement of California and Oregon in the late 1840s and 1850s
     6.Understands routes taken by settlers of the Western U.S.
     7.Understands interactions between settlers and Native Americans in the western territories
     8.Understands interactions between settlers and Mexicans in the western territories
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 6.Understands characteristics of life on the western frontier in the 19th century (e.g., cultural interactions between diverse groups in the trans-Mississippi region, how the Mormons established the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and their communities)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands cultural interactions between diverse groups in the trans-Mississippi region in the 19th century
     2.Understands how the Mormons established the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
     3.Knows about Mormon communities in the 19th century
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 4.Understands significant religious, cultural, and social changes in the American West (e.g., the degree to which political democracy influenced social and political conditions on the frontier, cultural characteristics of diverse groups, the impact of the Second Great Awakening and religious revivals on Mormon migration to the West, the lives of women in the West)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands significant religious changes in the American West
     2.Understands significant cultural changes in the American West
     3.Understands significant social changes in the American West
     4.Understands the degree to which political democracy influenced social conditions on the frontier
     5.Understands the degree to which political democracy influenced political conditions on the frontier
     6.Understands cultural characteristics of diverse groups in the American West
     7.Understands the impact of the Second Great Awakening on Mormon migration to the West
     8.Understands the impact of religious revivals on Mormon migration to the West
     9.Understands the lives of women in the West