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    western ideas
    By dh

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    I did a big pioneer, western, cowboy unit. we did lots of neat things including:
    1. Making a covered wagon for a reading center
    2. Making a quilt
    3. Get the book "Why Cowboys sleep with their clothes on. Great book to teach similies.
    4. Wanted posters
    5. Oregon and Santa Fe Traail
    6. Laura Ingles and little house books and movies
    7. Compare/contrast yesterday life with today
    8. Mark the demensions of a realcovered wagon with masking tape on the floor
    9.Poney express
    10. Bulletin board with the "best in the west" for good work b. board.
    11. Cowboy clothing articles put in ABC order and discussed the purpose of each.
    12. Have everybody dress in c.boy boots, jeans and bandannas for your culminating activity
    Have a rootin' tootin' good time!!!!!!
    13. Gold rush
    14 lots of mapping skills
    15. law and order (why they call it the Wild West)
    16/ Get reading books on all the gangsters of that time Billy the Kid , Bat masterson, etc.

    There's more, I just cant remember right now. Let me know if you are interested in more and I will post.

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