The Southwest Grows

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Discover how the Southwest Region grew.

Student Application

Discover the history of the land and of the people who settled the Southwest Region of the United States.

Learning Objectives

  1. Students will learn about the Native Americans who inhabited the region. The first tribes to inhabit the region were nomadic. They lived in the vast southwestern desert, and when their food and water ran out, they moved to other places. About 2000 years ago, The Hohokam Tribe settled in the Sonoran Desert. They constructed canals ...

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Supporting Activities

  1. Ask students to choose one person or group of people in the history of the Southwestern Region that he/she believes made a significant impact on the region. Encourage students to use the video, textbook, and library resources to support their argument. Have each person present his or her argument to the class. If students have opposing views, encou...

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