Daniel Boone, Paul Bunyan, Davy Crockett, Buffalo Bill, Johnny Appleseed, Pecos Bill, Jedediah Smith, Baron Münchhausen
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 66. Chapters: Daniel Boone, Paul Bunyan, Davy Crockett, Buffalo Bill, Johnny Appleseed, Pecos Bill, Jedediah Smith, Baron M nchhausen, Wild Bill Hickok, Casey Jones, Calamity Jane, John Henry, Molly Pitcher, Tall tale, Mike Fink, Jim Bridger, Antonine Barada, Venture Smith, Speewah, Joe Magarac, Alfred Bulltop Stormalong, Cordwood Pete, Johnny Kaw, Big Joe Mufferaw, John Troyer, Mose Humphrey, Tony Beaver, Febold Feboldson. Excerpt: Daniel Boone (November 2, 1734 - September 26, 1820) was an American pioneer, explorer, and frontiersman whose frontier exploits made him one of the first folk heroes of the United States. Boone is most famous for his exploration and settlement of what is now the Commonwealth of Kentucky, which was then beyond the western borders of the settled part of the Thirteen Colonies. This region legally belonged to both the Commonwealth of Virginia and to the American Indian Tribes at the time. Despite some resistance from American Indian tribes such as the Shawnee, in 1775 Boone blazed his Wilderness Road through the Cumberland Gap in the Appalachian Mountains from North Carolina and Tennessee into Kentucky. There he founded the village of Boonesborough, Kentucky, one of the first English-speaking settlements west of the Appalachians. Before the end of the 18th century, more than 200,000 European people migrated to Kentucky/Virginia by following the route marked by Boone. Boone was a militia officer during the Revolutionary War (1775 - 82), which in Kentucky was fought primarily between the European settlers and the British-aided Native Americans. Boone was captured by Shawnee warriors in 1778, who after a while adopted him into their tribe. Later, he left the Indians and returned to Boonesborough in order to help defend the European settlements in Kentucky/Virginia. Boone was elected to the first of his thre...
American Tall Tales and Legends (Building Fluency Through Reader's Theater)
Author: Diana Herweck
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
Act out the story of Davy Crockett, the legendary frontiersman, with this engaging Reader's Theater script! The roles in this script correspond with different reading levels, allowing teachers to use differentiation and English language learner strategies to assign specific roles to students, accommodating all reading levels. This dynamic activity allows all students to participate in this activity, gaining confidence in their reading fluency and feeling successful! Through performance, students will practice important skills like reading aloud, interacting cooperatively, and using expressive voices and gestures. Additionally, students can recite a poem or sing a catchy song about Davy Crockett to continue practicing fluency at the end of the story. By connecting to popular children's literature in a lively way and enabling active participation, this script makes rereading an enjoyable and engaging activity. This colorful, leveled script is the perfect tool to get all students to participate and build fluency. This 6-Pack includes six copies of this title, a lesson plan, and an audio CD.
The perfect addition to every family’s home library and just right for sharing aloud, American Tall Tales introduces readers to America’s first folk heroes in nine wildly exaggerated and downright funny stories. Here are Paul Bunyan, that king-sized lumberjack who could fell “ten white pines with a single swing”; John Henry, with his mighty hammer; Mose, old New York’s biggest, bravest fireman; Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind, who could “outgrin, outsnort, outrun, outlift, outsneeze, outsleep, outlie any varmint”; and other uniquely American characters, together in one superb collection. In the tradition of the original nineteenth-century storytellers, Mary Pope Osborne compiles, edits, and adds her own two cents’ worth—and also supplies fascinating historical headnotes. Michael McCurdy’s robust colored wood engravings recall an earlier time, perfectly capturing all the vitality of the men and women who carved a new country out of the North American wilderness. From the Hardcover edition.
So, whats fact and whats fiction? This book separates the truth from the tall tales and reveals the two Davy Crockett'sone a myth, the other a real man. Both were remarkable people, lives worth remembering, and celebrating.