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Daniel Boone Teacher Resources
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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.
First graders are introduced to biographical figures through participating in a number of activities. They are introduced to an important historical figure once every ten school days. This goes on throughout the entire school year! Center and assessment activities are included to correlate these characters with math standards. This 26-page plan has many worksheets and detailed descriptions of the activities to make implementation simple.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Upper elementary learners study pioneers on the Oregon Trail through a simulation. They will discover the supplies, choices, and modes of transportation while on the Oregon Trail. They also identify geography difficulties, weather conditions, and Native American Indian conflicts.