Wild, Wild West Careers: Pony Express, the Telegraph and the Wild West Show

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This product contains 8 one-page reading passages covering The Pony Express, the Telegraph and Transcontinental Lines, Former Pony Express Rider- Buffalo Bill Cody, the Wild West Show, Annie Oakley and more. 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.

Imagine living thousands of miles away from your family with no easy way of communicating. Suppose there are no phones, no internet and no regular mail delivery. News of important events might take weeks or months to reach your loved ones. This is what life was like for people living apart from their families in the 1800s. The Pony Express and the Telegraph were two attempts to deal with the communication dilemma. Showman Buffalo Bill Cody started out as a pony express rider and his career is examined in this lesson plan as well.

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

• The 1800s: Life in the West
• The Pony Express
• The Telegraph is Here!
• The Telegraph Lines
• Buffalo Bill Cody
• Buffalo Bill and his Wild West Show
• Annie Oakley
• Little Sure Shot

Activities:
This product includes the following classroom activities:

 Create a Pony Express Rider Ad
 Complete Job Application
 Be A Translator! – Morse Code Activities
 Take the Pony Express Oath!
 Pony Express Relay Race
 Worksheet
 Create a Stamp!
 Pony Express Review Game – Bingo Words and Clues
 Pony Express Activity Suggestions
 Examine the Pony Express Route
 Coloring Pages

This is one lesson in a series of “Wild, Wild West Careers Lesson Plans.” Each of the Wild, Wild West Careers lesson plans covers the career and information about the time period as it relates to the career. The series covers the United States during the 1800s, including events that contributed to Western Expansion. Each lesson can also be used individually.

*These Reading Passages also appear in my other Wild West History Products

CHECK OUT MY OTHER WILD WEST PRODUCTS:

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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

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Wild Wild West Careers Communication Pony Express Telegraph by Sarah Peterson is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.
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Teaching Duration
1 Week

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