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In this Davy Crockett learning exercise, students read 1 page about Davy Crockett and answer multiple choice questions. Students answer 5 questions.
Young scholars compare and contrast the details from the life of the real David Crockett and the legendary folk hero he later became. They identify the characteristics of a tall tale and follow a rubric to create a tall tale of their own.
In this primary source analysis worksheet, students respond to 3 short answer questions regarding a brief narrative by Davy Crockett about Five Points.
Students name tall tale characters and locations, which are based on actual people and places, and describe how they are used in an exaggerated way. They name characters and events from tall tales, then list literary characteristics of tall tales.
Tall tales are so much fun! Introduce your class to Paul Bunyan, Johnny Appleseed, and Davy Crockett, among others! Learn about their lives before reading some of the tall tales as a class. Then, write some tales of your own!
Students identify tall tale characters and locations, based on actual people and places, and describe how they are used in an exaggerated way. Students identify created characters and events from tall tales and list various literary characterisitcs of tall tales. Students create their own tall tale.
In this frontier activity, 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.
Students explore the history of Texas. Through researching factual books and folktales, students share their information about Texas. They discuss the Trail of Tears, Davy Crockett, the flags of Texas, and Sam Houston. Students write a compare/contrast essay to explore the differences between the folktales and truth. Through discussion and written essays, students identify the way Sam Houston and Mirabeau Lamar dealt with the Indians.
Younsters are exposed to classic stories of Arkansas Folklore including The Arkansas Traveller, and Davy Crockett. They discuss if the stories they hear are examples of folklore, or some other kind of story. Then, each puil is required to write a "folklore-style" story from their own past, and share it with the class.
Young scholars discuss the differences between myths and facts. They examine myths and facts found in movies about the old west. They write an essay that explains how facts differ from myths.
Students discuss the importance of commemorative monuments. They review Texas monuments and identify the reasons a monument dedicated to certain events or individuals. They design another Texas monument and explain why they incorporated different artistic elements and symbols.
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 explore the elements of American folktales. They discuss how they are passed on from generation to generation, how they use exaggeration, and how they convey a message or make a point. Students identify common elements of tall tales, and write a tall tale of their own, which they read aloud to the class.
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.
Students read short stories about ten characters from American folklore. They match a statement about each character with the correct character. They then rewrite one of the ten stories in their own words (optional).
Fourth graders listen to nonfiction stories, read fact sheets about historical characters and events, and record facts in groups. They write a paper based on six facts from their research.
In this identifying genre and subgenre #2 activity, 9th graders read 17 short summaries, then select the genre and subgenre from the choices given and explain their choice in writing.
Fourth graders tour the Texas State Capitol and review historic figures discussed on the Capitol tour. They complete additional research to acquire additional information about important Texans. They write a report about the individual they researched.
Ready to quiz your US History scholars on the road to the civil war? Use this study guide as an outline to prepare them for success as they review for the test. The guide is split into six sections: vocabulary, important places/events, important people, main ideas, reading, and essay question options. Consider briefly explaining what their tasks will look like on test day. Are they matching people to accomplishments? Will there be a short answer segment? This guide will give a starting place but should be personalized to your classroom needs.
Pairs conduct an Internet search for a series of primary and secondary sources pertaining to the forced removal of the Cherokee Nation from Georgia. Armed with information gathered, teams then debate whether the Indian Removal Act was justified and if it was constitutional.

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