ERIC Number: ED202744
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Wyoming's Early Settlement and Ethnic Groups, Unit IV.
This unit on Wyoming's early settlement and ethnic groups provides concepts, activities, stories, charts, and graphs for elementary school students. Concepts include the attraction Wyoming held for trappers; the major social, economic, and religious event called "The Rendezvous"; the different ethnic and religious groups that presently inhabit Wyoming; and the connection between population growth and energy-related industry. Students engage in mapping early settlement patterns, writing imaginary diaries of trappers or explorers, writing and producing a play on Wyoming pioneer life, displaying family antiques, preparing a pioneer meal for parents, and inviting ethnic/pioneer persons to visit the classroom. Reproducible materials include a vocabulary list, puzzles, directions for making a conestoga wagon out of tag board, and frontier recipes. Essays discuss blacks, Chinese, Mexican Americans, and the American cowboy in Wyoming. A list of resource persons and reproducible maps are also included. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Wyoming State Dept. of Education, Cheyenne.
Authoring Institution: Laramie County School District 1, Cheyenne, WY.
Note: For related documents, see SO 013 322-328. Not available from EDRS in paper copy due to poor legibility of original documents. Some photographs and drawings may not reproduce clearly from EDRS in microfiche.