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December Theme Units


Wild, Wild West
Theme Unit

Document Based Activities
     Document Based Activities


Wild West Welcome Bulletin Board
            "A Wild West Welcome" Bulletin Board


Make a Daily Wild, Wild West Activity Lesson Plan Book
        Daily Wild, Wild West Activity Lesson Plan Book


Reading Comprehensions - Special Education High Interest Reading
     Settling the West (Hi/Lo Grades 3-5)
     Kicking Back Cowboy Style - A History of Rodeos (Hi/Lo Grades 3-6)


Short Reading Comprehensions
Short Readers
     Wanted (Short Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)


Reading Comprehensions
Fiction
     Wagon Train Adventure (Grades 2-3)
     Sod House Morning (Grades 3-4)
     Once Upon a School Day - Learning in the Wild West (Grades 3-4)
     The Hiding Place, Part 1 (Grades 3-5)
     The Hiding Place, Part 2 (Grades 3-5)
     The Hiding Place, Part 3 (Grades 3-5)
     Junior Rangers to the Rescue, Part 1 (Grades 3-5)
     Junior Rangers to the Rescue, Part 2 (Grades 3-5)
     Josie's First Rodeo Competition (Grades 4-5)

Non-Fiction
     A New Life (Grades 2-3)
     Going West (Grades 3-4)
     Life on the Trail (Grades 3-4)
     Making a Home (Grades 3-4)
     Keepers of the Peace (Grades 3-5)
     Wagon Trains (Grades 4-5)
     Martha Jane Cannary a.k.a. Calamity Jane (Grades 4-6)
     The Outlaw Sheriff of Montana, Part 1 (Grades 4-6)
     The Outlaw Sheriff of Montana, Part 2 (Grades 4-6)
     Gunfight at the OK Corral (Grades 4-6)
     Race for a Dream - The Oklahoma Land Run (Grades 4-6)
     Bass Reeves: First Black U.S. Deputy (Grades 4-6)
     Voices of the West - African American Pioneers (Grades 5-6)
     Voices of the West - Nat Love (Grades 5-6)
     Voices of the West - Bill Pickett (Grades 5-6)
     The Prairie Schooner, AKA the Covered Wagon (Grades 5-6)
     Annie Oakley (Grades 5-7)
     Wild, Wild Dress - Men (Grades 5-7)
     Wild, Wild Dress - Women (Grades 5-7)
     Wounded Knee (Grades 5-7)
     Boot Hill (Grades 5-7)
     Where's Butch? (Grades 5-7)
     Deadwood, South Dakota: Legendary Black Hills Landmark (Grades 5-7)
     A Brief History of Cattle Brands (Grades 5-7)
     Old Steamboat: Famous Bucking Horse of the Old West (Grades 5-7)
     Tombstone, Arizona, "The Town Too Tough To Die" (Grades 5-7)
     A Revolver and a Showman (Grades 6-7)
     Texas Law Men, Part 1 (Grades 6-7)
     Texas Law Men, Part 2 (Grades 6-7)
     Jack Hays, Texas Ranger (Grades 6-7)
     Frank Hamer (Grades 6-7)
     West to Freedom - African American Pioneers (Grades 6-8)
     West to Freedom - Nat Love and Bill Pickett (Grades 6-8)
     Virginia City - A Boom Town (Grades 6-8)
     Jesse James, Part 1 (Grades 6-8)
     Jesse James, Part 2 (Grades 6-8)
     "Medicine Woman" - Frontier Doctor Georgia Fix (Grades 6-8)
     The Apache Kid: Outlaw Legend of the Southwest, Part 1 (Grades 6-8)
     The Apache Kid: Outlaw Legend of the Southwest, Part 2 (Grades 6-8)
     Bill Pickett, "The Bull-Dogger" (Grades 6-8)
     Thomas Fitzpatrick, AKA Broken Hand, Part 1 (Grades 7-9)
     Thomas Fitzpatrick, AKA Broken Hand, Part 2 (Grades 7-9)

Spanish
     El escondite (segunda parte) (grades 3-5)
     Voces del Oeste: Nat Love (grades 5-6)
     Los vestidos de las mujeres en el Lejano Oeste (grades 5-7)
     Agentes del orden de Texas (primera parte) (grades 6-7)
     Jack Hays, ranger de Texas (grades 6-7)
     Frank Hamer (grades 6-7)

Wendy's World (Grades 2-3)
A Visit to a Ghost Town
Westward Ho


Read and Color
            The Secret Was Told: The California Gold Rush
            The Great Migration: The Oregon Trail
            The Story of Calamity Jane: Rowdy Woman of the West
            The Pony Express Delivers the Mail
            The Oregon Trail
            The Million Dollar Wagon: The Story of Henderson Luelling
            America's Cowboy Artist: Charles M. Russell

             Rodeo - Read and Color (PDF file)
             Our New Prairie Home (PDF file)
            Frontier Children: Life on the Trail
            Tales of the Mountain Men


Plays:  Reader's Theater Scripts
     Was the West Wild? (Grades 1-3)


Glyphs
        Wild West Glyph


Books
            Funny Police Reports out West (Grades 4-6)
            Annie Oakley (Grades 6-8)


Critical Thinking
Wild West SUDOKU Puzzle
   4 by 4 Wild West Sudoku
     Very easy 4 x 4 Sudoku with shapes (4 keys)
     Easy 4 x 4 Sudoku with shapes (4 keys)

4 by 4 Wild West Sudoku: Includes Hints (blank boxes have smaller pictures to pick from)
     Very easy 4 x 4 Sudoku with shapes (4 keys with hints)
     Easy 4 x 4 Sudoku with shapes (4 keys with hints)

6 by 6 Wild West Sudoku
     Easy 6 x 6 Sudoku with shapes (4 keys)
     Medium 6 x 6 Sudoku with shapes (4 keys)

Wild West Thinking Puzzle
     Draw a sequence of 3 different pictures (easier)
     Draw a sequence of 3 different pictures (more difficult)
     Draw a sequence of 4 different pictures (easier)
     Draw a sequence of 4 different pictures (more difficult)


Wild, Wild West Analogies
             Wild, Wild West Analogies


Finish the Story
     Western Move (Grades 3-4)
     Rushing into Trouble (Grades 3-4)
     Desperate Ride (Grades 3-4)
     Cattle Drive (Grades 3-4)
     Living in the Wild, Wild West (Grades 3-5)
     East or West? Which Home is Best? (Grades 3-6)
     Showdown at Dusty Gulch (Grades 6-8)


Writing
Replying to Letters


What would YOU do?
     If You Traveled West in a Prairie Schooner (Grades 3-6)


Compare and Contrast
        Moving West Traits: Compares the three methods by which thousands of people moved west in the 19th century. (Grades 3-4)

Texas Ranger Traits: Compares two of the most famous Texas Rangers (Grades 5-6)

Cowboy Traits: Compares two great African-American cowboys (Grades 5-7)



Draw and Write
             Wild West Draw and Writes


Book Units
    The Golly Sisters Go West (Grades 1-3)
    Twister on Tuesday (Grades 2-4)
    Ghost Town at Sundown (Magic Tree House #10) (Grades 3-4)
    Daily Life in a Covered Wagon (Grades 3-6)
    Mr. Tucket (Grades 3-7)
    Bandit's Moon (Grades 4-6)
    Bonanza Girl (Grades 4-6)
    Princess Academy (Grades 4-6)
    Trouble River (Grades 4-6)
    The Ballad of Lucy Whipple (Grades 4-7)
    Old Yeller (Grades 5-6)
    Children of the Wild West (Grades 5-8)
    The Trouble Begins at 8: A Life of Mark Twain in the Wild, Wild West (Grades 5-9)


Funda-blanks
     My Life as a Cowboy (grades 3-5)
     Express Rider (grades 3-4)


Transcontinental Railroad
        Transcontinental Railroad - United States Growing Theme Unit


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