Discover the largest of the U.S. regions and the contribution of the west to the rest of the country. Visit the varied landforms and climates of the West, including Alaska and Hawaii. Learn about the vast amount of natural and human resources of this region from agriculture and fishing to tourism and technology.
Explore the environment, climate and natural resources of the West Region of the United States.
Moving between Hawaii, Alaska, and the contiguous West, students understand the varied histories of this region. Learn about the Spanish explorers on the west coast, the Polynesians in Hawaii, and the Inuit of Alaska. Understand how each of these areas became a part of the United States. Discover gold in California and other parts of the West. Witness the construction of the transcontinental railroad that connected this region with the rest of the country.
Discover the history of the land and of the people who settled the West Region of the United States.