Blazing the Western Trails
Fifth graders read books about cowboys and complete several cowboy-related activities using the Internet. They work with a partner to develop a PowerPoint presentation that explains a particular rodeo event.
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The Good, the Bad, and the Goofy
Upper elementary learners read about jobs on a cattle drive and the lives of cowboy during U.S. Westward Expansion. They create a "Help Wanted" poster for one of the jobs. After reading primary source accounts of cowboys, they write...
4th - 6th English Language Arts
Five Themes of Geography
Help young scholars find their place in this world with this collection of geography materials. Whether they are writing down information in the flippable note-taking guide, or identifying the five themes of geography in sample postcard...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Wagons Ho! Hard Times! Hard Choices!
You have just hit the lesson plan jackpot! This isn't just a lesson, it's a ten-day unit covering westward expansion, pioneer life, and the Oregon Trail. Activities include baking, model building, role-play, newspaper writing, science...
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Making a Brand for Ourselves the "Cowboy" Way
Students explore cowboys. In this social studies lesson, students read stories about cowboys and write an Add-a-Word poem. Students discuss how cowboys of today differ from those in the 1880's. Students discuss cattle drives and...
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History
To Secede or Not to Secede: Events Leading to the Civil War
Should a teacher be allowed to "secede" from a school with his/her class and start a new program within the school? This question will guide your young historians as they learn about the road to secession prior to the Civil War in the...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Young historians discover how slaves brought to America were active in their resistance to their enslavement, and work to dispel the typical stereotype of slaves as docile and passive peoples through discussion, notes, and a role-playing...
5th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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...
5th Social Studies & History