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The Wilderness Road: A Gap, A Map, A Song, and An Improvisation
Third graders understand the importance of Daniel Boone and the Wilderness Road in the settling of the West. The Cumberland Gap is explored in detail along with other historical figures of the times, as well as myths that survived about them.
November 2, 1734 - Daniel Boone
In this writing prompt worksheet, students learn that November 2, 1734 was the birth date of American frontiersman, Daniel Boone. Students learn a couple of facts about Boone including that he did not attend much school. Students then write whether or not is was important for children of Pioneer times to attend school and list reasons why or why not.
Daniel Boone's Fort
In this vocabulary acquisition worksheet, students read a story about Daniel Boone and write in the missing words to complete each sentence.
Digging Up Facts
Use Holes to inspire kids to research legends. They use the Internet to research the meaning of a legend and to separate fact from fiction as it relates to a real Western legend. They use information from a graphic organizer to compare and contrast a legendary figure and then write an essay from the information gathered in their graphic organizers.
America Grows - Trailblazers Pave the Way
Students study the time period after the Revolutionary War when people were striving to move away from the coastal areas and look for pathways to the west. Westerward expansion is a central theme and students use a variety of resources to study the topic in greater depth.
The Frontier and Frontiersmen
For this frontier worksheet, students read a 2 page article on the early frontier life, answer 5 facts from the article with multiple choice answers and determine if 2 statements are true or false.
Digging Up Facts
Students research a historical legend. They participate in a discussion of the legend of Kissing Kate Barlow in the novel Holes. Students then chose one of three American legends and use internet research to complete a provided graphic organizer.
Time on a Line
In this time line instructional activity, students read a paragraph about Daniel Boone. They create a time line by matching the underlined events in the paragraph to the date it took place.
Teaching American History Project Lesson
Fifth graders research the history of the American West. In this United States history lesson, 5th graders complete 6 activities to learn about the American West. Students research the Oregon and California Trails, the Donner Party, Kit Carson, John Fremont.
Daniel Boone and the Opening of the Bluegrass State
Students examine the explorations of Daniel Boone and his part in the exploration and development of the state of Kentucky. In small groups they conduct Internet research, and create a PowerPoint presentation or a poster using their research findings.
The History of the State of Kentucky
Students research the history of Daniel Boone, and the settlement of Louisville to crete a presentation on the history of Kentucky. They create posters in small groups and present them to the class then act out an event from the life of Daniel Boone.
In this Kentucky reading comprehension worksheet, students read a 2-page selection regarding the state and they answer 10 true or false questions pertaining to the selection.
Exploring Pioneer America
Fourth graders research pioneers who had a strong influence on westward expansion. In this westward expansion lesson, 4th graders write an essay about four pioneers and an interview script about one. Students work in pairs to present interviews.
The Louisiana Purchase: Worksheet
Celebrate the anniversary of one of the United States' most important land acquisitions with a fun worksheet. The class answers five matching questions related to those involved with the Louisiana Purchase and then think about what life would be like today if France still had control of Louisiana.
Settling the West: Westward Expansion
Third graders study Westward Expansion of the US using texts, trade books, biographies, and Internet research to determine how land was used by the settlers. They compare the different routes that the settlers used to move west. They design a slideshow and a brochure highlighting the research.
Agriculture Shapes Kentucky History
Students explore the lives of early American Indians and settlers in Kentucky. They describe the agricultural practices of Indians native to Kentucky and develop a supply list for a group of settlers coming to the state to establish farms. Students explain how land and water systems and transportation methods helped Kentucky develop into a strong agricultural state.
Famous Missourians Challenge
In this multiple choice activity, students read descriptive sentences and choose the names of the persons being described. Students answer 10 multiple choice questions.
BSI: Biographical Scene Investigators
Turn your middle schoolers into Biographical Scene Investigators in an investigative reporting lesson! They identify heroic individuals selected from the provided list and keep their own evidence notebooks regarding the actions of their subject. Next, they research print and Internet sources for evidence of the subject's heroic actions.
The Wilderness Concept: Our National Parks, History and Issues
Students examine the history of the National parks. In groups, they discuss the concepts of conservation and preservation. They discuss the use of natural resources and how some are renewable and non-renewable. To end the lesson, they research the role of Gifford Pinchot and the Hetch Hetchy controversy and discuss with the class.
Newberry Award Reading Project
Fifth graders complete a project for a Newberry Award winning book. This ambitious lesson outlines the expectations for students regarding their project. Included is a list of possible books and a variety of writing, art, music and performance activities.