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Chapter Assessment Technology Activity

Want to show what you know? Use the Internet and the preselected Web sites provided below to complete the end-of-chapter Internet activity.

Legends of the West

Designing a "Legends of the West" Web Site

The "Wild West" of the late 1800s was a land of myth and legend. It was peopled by a cast of memorable characters whose exploits, real and imagined, have been portrayed in books, motion pictures, and television.

Design a "Wild West" Web site following the suggestions below.

  • Select the legendary personalities to be featured.
  • Include words and images that capture the flavor of the West.
  • Choose musical selections to add background.
  • Find Web sites that would be good links for visitors to your page.

WestWeb http://www.library.csi.cuny.edu/ westweb/
A good place to start your research, this gateway site contains many links to primary and secondary American West resources on the Web.

People in the West http://www.pbs.org/ weta/ thewest/ people/
Get ideas for your "Legends of the West" Web site by browsing through this biographical dictionary of many legendary historical figures.

America's West: Development & History http://www.americanwest.com/ index2.htm
Contains links to sites about the American West, its legends, history, important people, music, and more.