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Myths of the Wild West

For Teachers K - 12th
Students examine the Wild West as it was depicted in films and books. In groups, they compare this information to what it was really like as they find out in books. They also discover the role of the Native Americans in the Wild West...
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Myth of the West: Kit Carson to the Rescue

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
There's nothing like the Wild Wild West! Scholars investigate the American Frontier through the eyes of Kit Carson. To complete the first installment of a three-part series, they use presentations, a short video, and primary and...
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Showdown in the New Wild West

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What is the root of the conflict between ranchers and environmentalists? Middle schoolers write their impressions of what an environmentalist is and does. They read the New York Times article "In New Wild West, It's Cowboys vs. Radical...
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Myth of the West: Lonely But Free I’ll Be Found

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Tumbling tumbleweeds! Scholars work with video clips, primary and secondary documents, and song lyrics to uncover life in the Old West. They examine song's lyrics to uncover myths told in the 1930s about life in the Wild West. 
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Wild West Book List

For Students 4th - 10th
Are you teaching a unit on the Wild West and need a good book suggestion that ties in? You've just found an extensive book list that includes titles for both juvenile and advanced readers. Each title is about some aspect of the Wild West...
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The California Gold Rush Cartoon 1849 (The Wild West)

For Students 4th - 8th
There's gold in them thar hills! A short cartoon introduces middle schoolers to the California Gold Rush of 1849. The video encourages viewers to dig deeper and mine for a lode of information about gold mining, the 49ers, and the...
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How the West Was One - Three x Four

For Teachers 6th
While this lesson provides a motivating and interesting way to review the concept of the order of operations, it involves the use of software called How the West Was One + Three x Four. There are also other resources that are referenced,...
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Learning Landscapes

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders analyze a landscape depicting Yosemite during the time of the Wild West. They compare their perceptions of the West from film and television to this representation. They observe the use of scale and color to depict size and...
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Wild Wild West- Cactus Collage

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Oh my, the desert never looked so good! Here is a great art project that spans three days and several different art techniques. The class will create beautiful backgrounds and striking cacti, which the'll put together to make a wild west...
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The Cowboy Life

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Travel back in time to the 1800s and research the Old West! Elementary and middle schoolers work with a partner to complete at least four activities from a list provided by the teacher. They use these activities to present their...
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The New West: Interactive Map | A Biography of America

For Students 9th - 12th
Using this interactive map activity, from A Biography of America, explore how the "New West" evolved during the late 20th century, transforming from the wild, untamed Old Rocky Mountain West into a smaller, more accessible "New West."...
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You Be the Judge

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students explore nonfiction writing by completing a worksheet in class. In this research questions lesson, students read several stories about the Wild West icons Wyatt Earp and Wild Bill Hickok. Students answer study questions about the...
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Ode to the West Wind Questions

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this literary analysis worksheet, students read the poem "Ode to the West Wind," by Percy Bysshe Shelley and then respond to 5 short answer discussion questions about the significance of wind in the poem and the symbolism of...
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1850-1874 Homestead Act Signed: The Challenges of The Plains

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Start a whole new life in a land known as the Wild Wild West! Learners analyze maps, personal accounts, the Kansas-Nebraska Act, songs, and video clips to uncover life under the Homestead Act. Using their new skills, class members role...
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The Wild, Wild West, or Was It?

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore the American West. For this Westward Expansion lesson, 5th graders examine the opportunities that the West offered American pioneers. Students watch a montage video and analyze primary documents regarding the topic.
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The Wild, Wild West

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders research the history of the transcontinental railroad. They use advertising propaganda techniques to design and create a poster encouraging people to explore the West by rail.
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Who is Who in the Old West

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Learners use primary sources to identify those who impacted the Old West. In this American West lesson, students research the contributions of miners, ranchers, Native Americans, Chinese, African Americans, and railroad builders in the...
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Westward Expansion

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Take a closer look into the American movement to the wild west during the late nineteenth century and the drastic consequences this had for native populations. The video discusses the importance of the transcontinental railroad in...
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Phrases to Outlaw in Students' Writing

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
If your writing classroom was the Wild West, what phrases would be "outlawed"? Here is one poster that every writing instructor, and really, any teacher of communication, should have in their classroom!
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The Wild, Wild West

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore the American West. In this American history lesson, 6th graders use propaganda to create a poster advertising the use of the Transcontinental Railroad to head West.
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Teach21 Lesson: The Short of It, Lesson 3/12

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Head out to the Wild West in this lesson, which focuses on the aspects of the Western genre. Using the story "Bargain" by A.B. Guthrie, students explore the elements of a short story and how it fits into the western genre (revenge,...
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ELD Lesson Plan: One Land, Many Trails

For Teachers 5th
Explore the Wild West with this lesson plan, which accompanies four Houghton-Mifflin stories ("A Boy Called Slow," "Pioneer Girl," "Black Cowboy, Wild Horses," and "Elena"). Learners practice making applications to the text, as well as...
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Exploring West Virginia/Travel Guides

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students investigate the history and significance of West Virginia.  In this U.S. History lesson, students discuss the relevance of West Virginia's state parks, tourism, and wild life while reading travel guides about the state....
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Bonfire Night

For Students 3rd - 5th
For this vocabulary worksheet, students define the vocabulary words from a bonfire in the Wild West days. Students define 8 words.

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