Wild West Facts: Lesson for Kids


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When did the Wild West begin?

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1. Small pieces of land given to the Native Americans to live on by the U.S. government were called _____ .

2. What is a prospector?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo is designed to test your knowledge of the real Wild West. You will be quizzed on terms used when talking about this period and some events that occurred during this time.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The following are facts you will need to know for this quiz:

  • When the Wild West began
  • The word describing pieces of land given to Native Americans
  • What prospectors and barbed wire fences are
  • Reasons why the Wild West ended

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you understand important information from the lesson, such as when the Wild West began and why it ended
  • Defining key concepts - show that you understand the meaning of 'prospector' and 'barbed wire fence'
  • Information recall - remember the word used for land that was given to Native Americans by the government

Additional Learning

Explore other information about this time in U.S. history with a lesson called Wild West Facts: Lesson for Kids. You will learn:

  • The names of famous outlaws in the Wild West
  • How long this period lasted
  • Why people began to move west during this time
  • The job performed by cowboys in the Wild West