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The West

The West

Current Events & Pop Culture

Available to teachers only as part of the Teaching the West Teacher Pass

Teaching the West Teacher Pass includes:

  • Assignments & Activities
  • Reading Quizzes
  • Current Events & Pop Culture articles
  • Discussion & Essay Questions
  • Challenges & Opportunities
  • Related Readings in Literature & History

Sample of Current Events & Pop Culture

The West from PBS

PBS’ eight-part documentary The West takes an in-depth look at the history of the American West from the pre-colonial period to World War I through a series of biographies. The documentary’s website includes teaching resources and lesson plans.


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