Wild West Careers: Frontiersmen, Davy Crockett and the Alamo
This product contains 6 one-page reading passages covering the Frontier, the Frontiersmen, Davy Crockett, Texas Independence, the Alamo and more. Activities, review game, worksheet and teacher’s key are all included. 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.

This FREE lesson plan will give you an idea about my other Wild West Careers Lessons which are in the same basic format! Check them out!

In the early part of the 1800s, land west of the Mississippi River was complete wilderness. This land consisted of rivers, mountains, forests and prairies and was occupied by Native Americans and wild animals. The frontier was the name given to the wild and unfamiliar land that lay west of civilized America. Davy Crockett was a Frontiersman and was present at the 1836 Battle of the Alamo.

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

• The Frontier, Frontiersmen and Pioneers
• Davy Crockett – Early Life
• Davy Crockett: Congressman and Revolutionary
• Texas Independence from Mexico
• The Alamo
• Remember the Alamo!

This product includes the following classroom activities:

 Job Application: Frontiersman
 Black Bear Safety
 Texas Declaration of Independence Group Activity
 Review Worksheet
 Review Game: Bingo Words and Clues
 Sugar Cube Alamo
 Frontiersman 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
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Created: Jul 22, 2016

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

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