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Chapter 6: Conflict of Cultures: Teacher Information

Chapter 6: Conflict of Cultures: Teacher Information

Enduring Understanding:

  1. The introduction of the railroad in the Arizona Territory brought modernity and exposure to the Southwest
  2. The Arizona territory earned a Wild West reputation from the rest of the country’s impressions..

Essential Questions:

What is a territory?
What territory was present-day Arizona part of during this period?
What caused the Civil War?
Why did Arizona become its own territory?
Why were relationships between Indians and settlers not always peaceful?
Who were Buffalo Soldiers?
Why did the U.S. government move Indians onto reservations?
What was the Navajo Long Walk?
What were three important industries in the Arizona territory?
How did  settlers came to the Arizona territory.
What changes did railroads bring?

Standards:

Strand 1 Concept 5 PO5
Strand 1 Concept 6 PO 1
Strand 1 Concept 7 PO1 PO2 PO5
Strand 4 Concept 4 PO3

Performance Objectives:

  • Students will be able to describe the conflict of cultures that occurred between newcomers and Arizona American Indians.
  • Students will be able to describe events in Arizona during the Civil War.
  • Students will be able to describe the economic development of Arizona.
  • Students will be able to describe the advent of innovations in transportation (e.g., steamboats, freighting, stagecoaches, railroads) that helped Arizona’s growth and economy.
  • Students will be able to recognize the formation of American Indian communities and reservations in Arizona.
  • Students will be able to describe how the building of transportation routes resulted in human settlement and economic development in Arizona.