ERIC Number: ED480865
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Cowboys. [Lesson Plan].
Discovery Communications, Inc., Bethesda, MD.
Based on cowboy poetry and songs, this lesson plan presents activities designed to help students understand that Old West cowboys produced a category of literature, people still write cowboy poetry, and cowboy poetry or songs have certain characteristics. The main activity in the lesson involves students in analyzing a classic of cowboy literature and comparing and contrasting 19th-century cowboy literature with cowboy material being produced in the 21st century. It includes objectives, materials, procedures, adaptations, discussion questions, evaluation methods, extension activities, annotations of suggested readings and web links, vocabulary, and related academic standards and benchmarks addressed in the lesson plan. The lesson plan also contains a description of a video clip related to the lesson, comprehension questions related to the video clip, and answers to those comprehension questions. (RS)
Descriptors: Class Activities, English Instruction, Language Arts, Lesson Plans, Literary Criticism, Literary Genres, Literature Appreciation, Middle Schools, Oral Tradition, Poetry, Songs, Vocabulary Development
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Discovery Communications, Inc., Bethesda, MD.
Note: Audio and video clips included in the web site version of this lesson plan are not available from ERIC.