Students answer the question What is the American West? by exploring their own ideas about the American West and how the Autry Museum defines the American West. Students also look at a map, explore the Autry Museum’s website, and create a piece of artwork that represents the American West.
Lesson and Resources
Student Response Sheet: What is the American West Fillable Student Response Sheet; Spanish
Associated Education Resources
Teaching Tips for Different Learning Environments
Whole Class In-Person Learning: Student groups create posters of their idea of the American West (Parts 1-3) and share out to class. Repeat in Part 6 for what they learned is the American West and share out to class. Gallery Walk for artwork.
Whole Class Distance Learning: Use Whiteboard, Jamboard, Padlet for class brainstorm on student ideas of American West (Parts 1-3). Repeat in Part 6 for what they learned is the American West. Present artwork in class PowerPoint or GoogleSlides.
Tech Fun: Display artwork in using Flipgrid or another presentation app.
Educational Programs at the Autry are sponsored by:
PHYLLIS H. BARBATO • MOLLY AND NEAL H. BROCKMEYER • FRANK H. COUNTNER AND SUSAN L. COUNTNER • DWIGHT STUART YOUTH FUND • EDISON INTERNATIONAL • DAVID F. EISENBERG • GEORGINA-FREDRICK CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION • THE KENNETH T. AND EILEEN L. NORRIS FOUNDATION • MAX H. GLUCK FOUNDATION • CHRISTY AND STEVE MCAVOY • ANN C. RONUS AND ROBERT E. RONUS • THE STEINMETZ FOUNDATION • VIRGINIA F. STEVENSON • UNION BANK • U.S. BANK