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The Old West
In this literacy worksheet, students look for the words that are related to the concept of the Old West. The skill of spelling is emphasized.
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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
Bill Pickett, Bulldoggin' Cowboy
Who was Bill Picket? Interested readers work through an informational passage to find out about a famous "bulldogger" from the old West. They answer several reading comprehension questions and use a seven step process to decode new...
3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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
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