West Virginia Standards
SS.5.G.1. Students will explain how aspects of the terrain (e.g., the principal mountain ranges, rivers, vegetation and climate of the region, etc.) affected westward travel and settlement.
SS.5.G.3. Students will illustrate the effects of settlement on the environment of the West, (e.g., changes in the physical and human systems, etc.).
SS.5.H.CL3. Demonstrate an understanding of the advances in transportation and its effect on Western Expansion.
SS.5.H.CL3.2. Students will compare and contrast conflicts between various groups in the West (e.g., miners, ranchers, cowboys, Native Americans, Mexican Americans and European and Asian immigrants, etc.).