Everything you need to understand or teach Cadillac Desert by Marc Reisner.
Historians of the West have typically focused on events that opened the great landscape of the American Desert to settlers. Such events included the Lewis and Clark Expedition, wars with the Indians of the Great Plains, and the Homestead Act of 1862. New historians of the American West have been employing a political environmentalism to develop an environmental history, which has led to a number of revisionist approaches to American West narratives.
Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water Lesson Plans contain 126 pages of teaching material, including: