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The Pony Express
as part of Westward Expansion from Eureka!
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1860 - The Pony Express
- Research the Pony Express taking notes while using a URL site, an encyclopedia and a picture book.
- As a character in the Pony Express, use the notes to create an illustrated journal containing 6 - 7 entries which reveal important incidents and discoveries. (Student character interpretation [ *] )
- Organize a focused narrative which:
- includes background information about how and why the Pony Express came to be
- contains information of what happened along the trail on the Pony Express
- uses supporting details to explain how the Pony Express affected the growth history of the United States!
- Create an artifact packet (use a gallon plastic bag) which includes primary source documents, miniature props, and a descriptive index of the contents related to the Pony Express.
- Student online character interpretation
- A Pony Express tutorial with online, interactive questions
- Founding of the Pony Express
- Pony Express riders
- Pony Express history
- Pony Express rider requirements
- Pony Express riders deliver the mail
- The Pony Express through the eyes of artists
- Glass, Andrew. The Sweetwater Run. (description)
- Dicerto, Joseph. The Pony Express: Hoofbeats in the Wilderness. NY: Franklin Watts, 1989. (description)(J383Di Turner)
- Kroll, Steven. Pony Express (description). NY: Scholastic, 1996. (J383.49 Turner)
- Anderson, Peter. Pony Express (Cornerstone of Freedom). (description)
- Harness, Cheryl. They're Off!: The Story of the Pony Express
- Bulla, Clyde Robert. Riding the Pony Express.(description)
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