ERIC Number: ED454542
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Born on a Mountaintop? Davy Crockett, Tall Tales, and History. [Lesson Plan].
The achievements and fictional exploits of Davy (or David) Crockett have entered the American imagination--it is difficult to distinguish what he did and said from what has been attributed to him. And it is also difficult to discuss the influence of the frontier on the American temperament without reference to David Crockett. This lesson plan explores what made Davy Crockett so famous during his lifetime and why his legend looms so large; it also examines tall tale characters and locations which are based on actual people and places. The lesson plan contains material on how to prepare to teach the lesson. It also contains suggested activities for the following lessons: Lesson 1: Two Tall Tales; Lesson 2: He's Alive! He's Alive! The Historical David Crockett; Lesson 3: A Million More Tall Tales; Lesson 4: Spinning Some New Tales; and Extending the Lesson. The lesson plan provides information and ideas for teaching each lesson; cites learning objectives; gives appropriate grade levels (Grades 3-5) and time required for each lesson; and outlines national standards for social studies and English/language arts covered in the lesson plan. Lists helpful Web sites and several other resources. (NKA)
Descriptors: Curriculum Enrichment, Elementary Education, Folk Culture, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Literary Genres, National Standards, Recognition (Achievement), Scoring Rubrics, Student Educational Objectives, Tales, United States History
For full: http://edsitement.neh.gov/lessonplans.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.; MCI WorldCom, Arlington, VA.; Council of the Great City Schools, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A