(From the American Experience website) In an era in which cold-blooded killers such as Jesse James and the Younger Brothers terrorized the American West, Butch Cassidy, the Sundance Kid and their Wild Bunch gang took a smart and methodical approach to bank and train robbery. In the 1890s, their thrilling exploits -- robbing banks and trains and then seemingly vanishing into thin air -- became front-page news and the basis of rumor and myth, captivating Americans from coast to coast.
This study guide totals 30 fill-in the blank viewing questions. An answer key is provided. It will create detailed notes that will teach the students in a way that is perfect for an American History class or an American Literature class. A teacher can show portions of the documentary, the entire documentary, or assign students to view the documentary as it can be found on the American Experience website or on YouTube.
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