Literature Guide for The Great Horse-less Carriage Race

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The Great Horse-less Carriage Race Informational Text
by Author & Illustrator Michael Dooling

Worksheets include: characters, plot, setting, character traits, themes, cause/effect, conflict/resolution, response to text, and summarizing. Based on the very popular book The Great Horse-less Carriage Race, this packet includes an article, ready to print student worksheets with answers, pioneer drawing activity, racecourse map, period advertisements, extension activities, related web sites and teacher instructions.


Imagine it is the year 1895 and the big question on your mind is: will the horse-less carriage really replace the horse-and-carriage? The Great Horse-less Carriage Race was sponsored by The Chicago Times-Herald. The newspaper wanted to prove that the horse-less carriage was a better mode of transportation than the horse-and-carriage. Many people were skeptical of this new and strange machine. They thought it was just a fad and motors would never replace the horse.

Your students will be captivated by this wild and wacky race and the pioneers who putt, putted along at the unheard of speed of 7 mph across the city of Chicago! The winner started America’s first automobile company the following year. Within three years there were more than two hundred automobile companies. People were now beginning to see how the horse-less carriage could benefit them. Soon people would be able to live in the country and drive to work in the city. The Great Horse-less Carriage Race marked the beginning of the automobile era and the end of the horse-and-carriage days. These early pioneers revolutionized the way people lived and worked. America would never be the same.

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Literature Guide for The Great Horse-less Carriage Race
Literature Guide for The Great Horse-less Carriage Race
Literature Guide for The Great Horse-less Carriage Race
Literature Guide for The Great Horse-less Carriage Race