This is a 48 slide, highly animated, power point presentation on Western Expansion in the United States – Codes, Wisdom, Insults & Sayings of the Old West. Each of the slides are editable so you can modify the slides to the presentation as you need to.
THIS PRESENTATION IS NOT DESIGNED TO SUPPORT ANY LESSON PLAN ON THE WESTERN EXPANSION OF THE UNITED STATES, BUT AS A ‘FUN’ SUPPLEMENT TO ADD INTEREST OF THE WEST FOR STUDENTS. THERE ARE MANY SAYINGS THAT HAVE CARRIED OVER TO OUR USE TODAY. I WONDER IF YOUR STUDENTS CAN FIND THEM?
“Back in the days when the cowman with his herds made a new frontier, there was no law on the range. Lack of written law made it necessary for him to frame some of his own, thus developing a rule of behavior which became known as the “Code of the West.
These homespun laws, being merely a gentleman’s agreement to certain rules of conduct for survival, were never written into statutes, but were respected everywhere on the range.
Though the cowman might break every law of the territory, state and federal government, he took pride in upholding his own unwritten code. His failure to abide by it did not bring formal punishment, but his friends ‘hazed him into the cutbacks’ and he was subject to the punishment of the very code he had broken.” --- “The Cowman and His Code of Ethics,” 1969.
The presentation is divided into 3 sections: Codes, Wisdom and Insults & Sayings.
Ramon Adams Quote
Section 1: Codes of the West: Codes
Section 2: Codes of the West: Wisdom
Section 3: Codes of the West: Insults & Sayings
Mean & Angry
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