Wild, Wild West Careers: BUNDLE Volume 2

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ACTIVITIES AND INFORMATIONAL PASSAGES ON PIONEERS, COWBOYS, TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROADS, CAVALRY, LITTLE BIG HORN, WOUNDED KNEE, OUTLAWS AND LAWMEN, BILLY THE KID, JESSE JAMES, WILD BILL HICKOK, WYATT EARP, OK CORRAL. REVIEW GAMES, WORKSHEETS AND TEACHER’S KEYS

Wild, Wild West Careers
Volume 2

What was the United States like in the 1800s? The answer to that question depends on whether you are talking about the beginning or the end of the century. From 1800 to 1899, the United States underwent major changes!

“Wild, Wild West Careers, Volume 2 looks at Westward Expansion in America during the 1800s by examining the careers of those men and women who paved the way and settled the land in the west. Each of the lessons covers the careers and information about the era as it relates to the career. Volume 2 includes: Pioneers – their daily life, the dangers and hardships, and pioneer children; Cowboys – cows and the cattle drive, cowboy code, and the chuckwagon; Transcontinental Railroad Workers – the Central Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads, dangers and life on the job, Promontory Summit; Cavalry and Native Americans (1864-1904) – the 7th, 9th, and 10th Cavalries, Sitting Bull, Geronimo, Chief Joseph, Battle of the Little Bighorn, and Massacre at Wounded Knee, and Native Americans’ use of buffalo; Outlaws and Lawmen – sheriffs and marshals, Billy the Kid, Jesse James, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Wild Bill Hickok, Bass Reeves, Wyatt Earp and the Gunfight at the OK Corral.

This product is also perfect for SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS, enrichment learning, homeschool or co-ops! The reading passages are great for CLOSE READING with any non-fiction graphic organizer (not included). THIS LESSON INCLUDES READING PASSAGES, ACTIVITIES, REVIEW GAME, WORKSHEET AND TEACHER’S KEY.

Wild West Careers: Pioneers
This product contains 8 one-page reading passages covering the Sod Houses and Log Cabins, Dangers and Hardships of Living on the Prairie, Insects, Disease, Weather, Chores, Schools, and more. The terms “homesteader” and “pioneer” are often used interchangeably. In the “Wild West” lesson plans “homesteader” refers to those settlers traveling west to claim a homestead; the term “pioneer” refers to those who have actually settled on the frontier. Life as a pioneer was very demanding with many factors contributing to the hardships and dangers they faced.

Reading Passages*
8 one-page reading passages covering the following topics:

• The Homestead Act
• Sod Homes and Log Cabins
• Pioneer Dangers and Hardships: Weather
• Dangers and Hardships: Insects and Disease
• Pioneers: Life and Chores on the Prairie
• A Demanding Life
• Pioneer Schools
• Teachers: Schoolmasters and Schoolmistresses
• Rules for Teachers – 1800s

Activities:
This product includes the following classroom activities:

 Job Application
 Make Butter!
 Try Some Pioneer Games!
 Compare School Eras
 Review Worksheet
 Play True/False
 Wash Some Clothes – The Old Fashioned Way!
 Analyze Some Pioneer Songs!
 Have a Spelling Bee!
 Memorize Some Poetry!
 Coloring Pages
 Pioneer Activity Suggestions

Wild West Careers: Cowboys and the Cattle Drive
This product contains 9 one-page reading passages covering Cowboys in the 1800s, the Cattle Drive, Branding, the Chuckwagon and Food, Hazards on the Trail, the End of the Cattle Drive, and more. Cowboys have been depicted in movies and television for decades – portraying their lives as non-stop adventures in the Wild West. This lesson plan covers the job of a 1800s cowboy and his life on a cattle drive and includes:

Reading Passages: *
9 one-page reading passages covering the following topics:

• Cowboys in the 1800s
• Cows and Cattle
• The Cattle Drive: Trails, Bosses and Responsibilities
• Hazards and Dangers on the Trail
• Branding the Cattle
• Cowboy Clothes
• Cookie and Food
• Chuckwagon
• End of a Cattle Drive

Activities:
This product includes the following classroom activities:

 Job Application: Cowboy
 Create a Code to Live By!
 Analyze Cowboy Songs
 Name Your Ranch and Create a Brand
 Make Some Cowboy Food!
 Review Worksheet and Teacher’s Key
 Review Game: Bingo Words and Clues
 Cowboy Jokes
 Listen to Other Cowboy Songs
 Tie Some Knots
 Coloring Pages

Wild West Careers: Transcontinental Railroad Workers
This product contains 9 one-page reading passages covering The Transcontinental Railroad Workers, Life on the Job, Central Pacific Railroad, Union Pacific Railroad, Promontory Summit, Dangers of the Job and more. The building of the Transcontinental Railroad was an important part of American history. Beginning in 1863, workers on the Central Pacific Railroad and Union Pacific Railroad began work on what many would consider to be a remarkable achievement in engineering.

Reading Passages*
9 one-page reading passages covering the following topics:

• East Coast to West Coast
• The Central Pacific Railroad
• The Union Pacific Railroad
• All in a Day’s Work
• Life on the Job
• Who Were the Workers? Central Pacific Railroad
• Who Were the Workers? Union Pacific Railroad
• Promontory Summit
• Interesting Facts About the Transcontinental Railroad

Activities:
This product includes the following classroom activities:

 Primary Source Picture and analysis
 Race to Build the Transcontinental Railroad!
 Job Application – Transcontinental Railroad Worker
 Review Game: True or False?
 Coloring Page
 Gold Spike Craft
 Transcontinental Railroad Activity Suggestions
 Map the Route!
 Create a Newspaper!


Wild West Careers: Outlaws and Lawmen
This product contains 9 one-page reading passages covering Outlaws, Lawmen (Sheriffs and Marshals), Billy the Kid, Jesse James, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Wild Bill Hickok, Bass Reeves, Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, the Battle at the OK Corral and more. In the early days of western settlement, towns had small populations and law enforcement was almost non-existent. In most communities, this was not a problem. However, there were exceptions: it was not unusual for a small mining camp to turn into an unruly settlement and an unruly settlement to become a lawless town. It was an era known for stagecoach and bank robberies; gunfights and cattle rustling.

Reading Passages: *
9 one-page reading passages covering the following topics:

• The Crimes, the Outlaws and the Lawmen
• The Lawmen
• Billy the Kid
• Jesse and Frank James and the Younger Brothers
• Robert Leroy Parker and Harry Alonzo Longabaugh
• Belle Starr
• Wild Bill Hickok and Bass Reeves
• Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday
• The Shootout at the O.K. Corral
• Changes in the Wild West

Activities:
This product includes the following classroom activities:

 Job Application – Town Marshal
 Create a Wanted Poster!
 Outlaw Slang
 Outlaws and Lawmen Review
 Venn-Diagram
 Coloring Pages
 Mad Libs
 Outlaws and Lawmen Bingo Words and Clues
 Outlaws vs. Marshals (Capture the Flag)

Wild West Careers: Cavalry and the Indian Wars
This product contains 9 one-page reading passages covering the 7th, 9th and 10th Cavalry, Buffalo Soldiers, George Custer, Sitting Bull, The Battle of Little Bighorn, Geronimo, the Ghost Dance, Chief Joseph, Wounded Knee and more. In the early 1800s, the United States government began forcing many Native American Tribes from their ancestral homeland to land set aside west of the Mississippi River. The government continued the process of Indian removal for several decades. However, in 1865 when the Civil War ended, efforts became even more focused on moving Native Americans in the western states to government-controlled reservations. Cavalry Regiments were formed to fight in the Indian Wars.


Reading Passages*
9 one-page reading passages covering the following topics:

• Background; Treaties and Policies
• The Cavalry: 7th, 9th, and 10th Cavalry
• Buffalo Soldiers
• George Custer and Sitting Bull
• The Battle of the Little Bighorn or Custer’s Last Stand
• Following the Battle of the Little Bighorn
• Geronimo
• Chief Joseph
• The Wild West: Where the Buffalo Roam
• Reservations; Ghost Dance; Wounded Knee


Activities:
This product includes the following classroom activities:

 Job Application – U.S. Cavalry
 Battle of the Little Bighorn – Search and Find Map Work
 Read Chief Joseph’s Speech
 Buffalo-Use Collage
 Complete Review Worksheet
 True/False Review Game
 Complete a Timeline!
 Cook and Eat Some Tribal Food!
 Coloring Page!
 Writing Prompt!

CHECK OUT MY OTHER WILD WEST PRODUCTS:

WILD WEST READING PASSAGES AND BINGO
Reading Passages and Bingo - Outlaws and Lawmen
Reading Passages and Bingo - Lewis and Clark and Sacagawea
Reading Passages and Bingo - Transcontinental Railroad
Reading Passages and Bingo - Homesteaders
Reading Passages and Bingo - Frontiersmen, Davy Crockett and the Alamo
Reading Passages and Bingo - Wild West Cowboys

WILD WEST READING COMPREHENSION PASSAGES AND QUESTIONS
Reading Comprehension - Transcontinental Railroad
Reading Comprehension - California Gold Rush
Reading Comprehension BUNDLE- Indian Wars: Little Bighorn, Wounded Knee and the Cavalry
Reading Comprehension - BUNDLE: Outlaws and Lawmen of the Wild West
Reading Comprehension BUNDLE - Wild West Cowboys
MEGA BUNDLE - Reading Comprehension - WILD, WILD WEST

WILD WILD WEST CAREER LESSON PLANS
Wild, Wild West Careers BUNDLE: Volume 2
Wild, Wild West Careers BUNDLE: Volume 1
Wild, Wild West Careers: Pioneers
Wild, Wild West Careers: Homesteaders
Wild, Wild West Careers: Pony Express and Showmen
Wild, Wild West Careers: Native American Chiefs, Trail of Tears
Wild, Wild West Careers: Cavalry, Little Big Horn and Wounded Knee

BUNDLED PRODUCTS: (These Products include the "Careers Lesson Plan, the Related Reading Comprehension Product, and the Related Bingo Product):
BUNDLE - Early American Pioneers
BUNDLE - Outlaws and Lawmen of the Wild West
BUNDLE - Transcontinental Railroad
BUNDLE - Cowboys and the Cattle Drive of the Wild West
BUNDLE - Indian Wars: Little Bighorn, Wounded Knee and George Custer
BUNDLE - California Gold Rush


Wild, Wild West Careers: Volume 2 by Sarah Peterson is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
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Teaching Duration
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Wild, Wild West Careers: BUNDLE Volume 2