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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 11 Views 35 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 9 Views 28 Downloads
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.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 6 Views 33 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
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 25 Views 53 Downloads
New Review Sentence Unit
Imagine using history to teach grammar. This 178-slide PowerPoint presents an amazing collection of images and historical information about the settlement of Tennessee and about famous residents like Daniel Boone. Viewers are tasked with using appropriate sentence combining techniques to correct the choppy, run-on, and stringy sentences used in the commentary.
8th Language Arts 4 Views 1 Download
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 10 Views 48 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 instructional activity there are objectives, materials, vocabulary, activities, and assessment.
1st Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Meet American History Scavenger Hunt
Students 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
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
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 14 Views 125 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 5 Views 15 Downloads
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.
5th - 8th Language Arts 24 Views 276 Downloads
The Oregon Trail
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.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 29 Views 173 Downloads