The Wild West: Timeline Analysis

The Wild West: Cowboys and Indians, Outlaws and Sheriffs!

At the start of the 1800s, the USA was just thirteen British colonies on the East Coast of North America. But for the rest of the century, these settlers headed Westwards to take over the entire continent in a process of “Westward Expansion”, and the dangers they faced created the legend of the “Wild West”.

This study topic is a source of endless fascination for students and a great addition to any school’s History scheme of work!

Timeline Analysis

“Read through the first three events in this detailed timeline of Western expansion together as a class. Next, find one associated image for the cell in the right-hand column and put a caption underneath each picture explaining what it shows. Repeat this process for the remaining batches of events, then answer the questions which follow”.