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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.
3rd Visual & Performing Arts 9 Views 35 Downloads
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.
7th - 8th Language Arts 7 Views 27 Downloads
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.
1st - 6th Social Studies & History 6 Views 27 Downloads
Daniel Boone and the Opening of the Bluegrass State
Young scholars 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.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 5 Views 33 Downloads
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.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 19 Views 49 Downloads
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.
5th - 8th Language Arts 5 Views 46 Downloads
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.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
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.
5th Social Studies & History 5 Views 37 Downloads
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.
1st - 2nd Social Studies & History 4 Views 15 Downloads
America Moves Out!
First graders analyze the events of early American exploration. This is a unit resource for teachers in which there are six lessons about the American Western exploration and expansion. Within each lesson there are objectives, materials, vocabulary, activities, and assessment.
1st Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Meet American History Scavenger Hunt
Young scholars answer questions about US history by visiting web links to find the answers. They write their answers on a worksheet. Students who get finished early go back to the web sites they liked the best and take a virtual tour.
4th - 6th 21st Century Skills 3 Views 5 Downloads
Exploring Pioneer America
Fourth graders research pioneers who had a strong influence on westward expansion. In this westward expansion instructional activity, 4th graders write an essay about four pioneers and an interview script about one. Students work in pairs to present interviews.
4th Visual & Performing Arts 9 Views 13 Downloads
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.
3rd Language Arts 6 Views 119 Downloads
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.
4th - 6th Language Arts 4 Views 15 Downloads