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Bell Ringer: John Wesley Powell: 100th Meridian

John Wesley Powell: 100th Meridian

Author John Ross talks about John Powell's theory of homesteading and the 100th meridian.

Description

Author John Ross talks about John Powell's theory of homesteading, how he developed the 100th meridian and its relevance today.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • Why did John Powell maintain that the idea of homesteading could not work in the west?
  • Explain John Powell's 100th Meridian plan. How did people react to it? Explain its relevance today.

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • 100th Meridian
    • Arid
    • Dust Bowl
    • Homestead Act
    • Manifest Destiny
    • Sustainable
    • Topography
    • Verdant

    Topics

    Environmental Policy & Land UseGeographyScience & TechnologyU.S. History

    Grades

    Middle SchoolHigh SchoolUniversity