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Cowboy Unit Study and Lapbook

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Cowboy Unit Study

Last month we did a fun Cowboy unit study. Today I’m happy to share with you what we did with it. (Want to learn more about unit studies? See this post.)

Here are the books we read:

A biography of Will Rogers The Value of Humor (Johnson)
Armadillo Rodeo (Brett)

C is for Cowboy: A Wyoming Alphabet (Gagliano)

Cowboys (Penner)
Cowboys and Cowgirls: Yippee Yay! (Gibbons)
I Want to be a Cowboy (Liebman)
Why Cowboys Sleep With Their Boots On (Why Cowboys Series)(Knowlton)

Riding the Range: Western Activities for Kids (Drinkard),
Little Sure-Shot: The Story of Annie Oakley (Spinner),
Justin Morgan Had a Horse (Henry, on CD),
B is for Buckaroo:  A Cowboy Alphabet (Gleaves),
Bronco Busters (Herzig),
Rodeo (Bellville)
Kickin’ Up Some Cowboy Fun (Cook)

And movies we watched:

Annie Get Your Gun (movie),
All About the Circus & All About Rodeos (movie),
All About Dinosaurs & All About Horses (movie)


All about Cowboys for Kids  (CD)

Experience History Through Music: Westward Ho! The Heart of the Old West (book, songs, and CD)

Diana Waring Westward Ho

As usual, the kids spent a lot of time acting like cowboys (and cowgirls) and pretending to be in rodeo events.  We had a couple of ropes which they had made at a farm festival last year.  I know they are really understanding what we’re learning in books when they actually act it out!

Here are the cowboy lapbook pictures:

Most of this was from Hands of a Child “Cowboys.”
Find this and lots of other great studies and lapbooks at CurrClick:

cowboy lapbook

Cowboy Art:

If we do a cowboy unit study again (with my next set of kids), I’ll definitely include the Cowboys & Indians Fine Art Collection this time!

Cowboys & Indians Fine Art Pages

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