Describe patterns and processes of migration and diffusion.
Provide a historic overview of patterns of population expansion into the west by the many diverse groups of people (e.g. Native Americans, European Americans and others) to include movement into the southwest along established settlement, trade and rail routes.
The student will understand or be able to:
Explain how culture influences behavior ( e.g. compare/contrast cultural perceptions of land ownership, i.e. Spanish land grants vs. Native American views.)