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Images of the Western Cowboy
In this western cowboy worksheet, students describe how a series of 9 pictures relate to the western cowboy. A link is present to additional activities.
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A "State of the Arts" Coin K-3
Students recognize the U.S. penny, nickel, dime, and quarter by design, size, and denomination and that the portraits and other images depicted on the coins were designed by artists. They study common Texas symbols and choose one to draw...
K - 3rd Social Studies & History
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
Making a Brand for Ourselves the "Cowboy" Way
Students explore cowboys. In this social studies lesson plan, 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
Horse and Rider: The Pony Express in Utah
Students examine the geography of Utah and the Pony Express in Utah. In this Utah and Pony Express lesson, students examine background information before completing mapping and art activities about the purpose and routes of the Pony...
4th - 12th Social Studies & History
I Hear the Locomotives: The Impact of the Transcontinental Railroad
Young scholars examine the effects the Transcontinental Railroad had on the regions through which it passed. They analyze and discuss maps, view and describe online images, and use photos and documents to develop a cause-and-effect ladder.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History
Bad News for Outlaws Reinforcing Activity
Fourth graders contemplate literary character stereotypes after reading the biography of a black cowboy. In this multicultural literacy lesson, 4th graders listen to the book Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves by...
4th Social Studies & History