Introduce your kids to some of the people who made history in the American West with this FREE American West Research & Notebooking Unit. They can learn about explorers, outlaws, sheriffs, Texas Rangers, and many more.
Who hasn’t wondered what life was really like in the days of the American West or imagined themselves riding the range or trying to make a home in an untamed land? This FREE American West Research & Notebooking Unit gives students the chance to learn about 40 men and women who made history in the American West.
As they do independent research, they’ll learn and record:
- each person’s date and place of birth
- each person’s date and place of death
- the state(s)/territory(ies) each person lived or worked in
- each person’s significant contributions to history
- other interesting facts
Give your students the opportunity to learn about:
- John Jacob Astor
- Stephen Austin
- William Becknell
- Jim Beckwourth
- William H. Bonney, Jr. (Billy the Kid)
- James “Jim” Bowie
- James “Jim” Bridger
- Christopher Houston “Kit” Carson
- George Catlin
- William Clark
- William “Buffalo Bill” Cody
- Crazy Horse
- David “Davy” Crockett
- George Armstrong Custer
- Wyatt Earp
- Thomas Fitzpatrick
- John C. Fremont
- Pat Garrett
- John Coffee “Jack” Hays
- James Butler “Wild Bill” Hickock
- John Henry “Doc” Holliday
- Sam Houston
- Jesse James
- Mirabeau Lamar
- Meriwether Lewis
- Manuel Lisa
- James W. Marshall
- Bartholomew “Bat” Masterson
- Annie Oakley
- Zebulon Pike
- Bass Reeves
- Jon A. Rue (Snowshoe Thompson)
- Sitting Bull
- Jedediah Strong Smith
- John Sutter
- William M. “Bill” Tilghman, Jr.
- William B. Travis
- Joseph Reddeford Walker
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