READING PASSAGES AND BINGO: Little Bighorn, Wounded Knee and the Cavalry
CAVALRY and the INDIAN WARS (1864-1904) BINGO

BINGO is a fun way to review new concepts and vocabulary words. The words in this BINGO set relate to the topics of Cavalry and the Indian Wars (1864-1904), and make the perfect review for the nine pages of informational text that are included in this product.
This product includes:
9 One-Page Passages of Informational Text (LEXILE 850-900)
36 Unique Bingo Cards (18 pages with two cards per sheet)
The Caller’s Tracking Sheet
24 Calling Cards Containing Words and Clues

Informational Text
There are nine pages of informational text about the topic: Cavalry and the Indian Wars (1864-1904) The passages cover 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
Words that are included:
Wovoka, Ghost Dance, Big Foot, Wounded Knee, Chief Joseph, Geronimo, George Custer, Sitting Bull, Reservation, Bear Paw Mountain, Buffalo, Little Bighorn, Treaty, Buffalo Soldiers, Cavalry, Campaign, Benteen and Reno, Nelson Miles, Black Hills, 30 to 60 Million, Black Coyote, White Man’s Bullets, 1904 World’s Fair, Demerit

Although all cards contain the same 24 words, the order on each card is unique. Each student will find every word on their card. Of course, this means “blackout” is not a good option – although my students sometimes insisted on playing all the way through and singing out “BINGO” in unison at the end!

This product is great for a large group, class or co-op.! It can be played in the traditional way where the instructor randomly chooses one of the cards and calls out the word. Or, to play as a review game, the instructor can read the clue that appears on the card below the BINGO word.

The passages can also be used for CLOSE READING, using any non-fiction graphic organizer (not included). Note: The informational text also appears in my Wild, Wild West Careers Lesson Plan.
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Created: Dec 28, 2016

Updated: Feb 22, 2018


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