C is for Cowboy A Wyoming Alphabet by oliverhoyt


									C is for Cowboy: A Wyoming Alphabet
Guide written by

Cheryl K. Grinn
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Standard 1- Citizenship/Government/Democracy Wyoming Stands for Equality Standard 2- Culture/Cultural Diversity Devil’s Tower Read All About It Dear Diary Standard 3- Production, Distribution, and Consumption Dude Ranch Vacation Picture Wyoming (tourism) Standard 4- Time, Continuity, and Change Read All About It The Hole-in the-Wall-Gang Rides Again As Time Goes By Famous Folks Standard 5- People, Places, Environments The Earth Lets off Steam Compound Words Wyoming Map Yellowstone Flip Book Dear Diary

Yellowstone National Park is full of many species of animals and plants. Read about the different plants and animals of Yellowstone in C is for Cowboy. Unscramble these Yellowstone animals. 1. pwiiat ________________________ 2. xynl _________________________ 3. ldba geael _________________________ 4. kel _________________________ 5. bnosi _________________________ 6. ietwh nclpaei _______________________ 7. zzglryi raeb _______________________ 8. oomes _________________________ 9. cteooy _________________________ 10. lraaeowkdm ________________________ Which two names above describe the same animal? ________________________________________

Geothermal energy is found throughout the western United States. In the book C is for Cowboy you can find out where many examples of geothermal energy can be found in Wyoming. After you've discovered where they are found, try the following activity. Draw a diagram showing what you think it looks like inside Old Faithful when it is erupting. Make sure you show the water source on your diagram. Label and color your diagram.

After you have read C is for Cowboy you will know a lot about Wyoming. To share some of this knowledge you are going to make a collage! Directions 1. Choose a theme (parks, animals, mining, rodeos etc.) 2. Use a large sheet of paper (18” x 24”) or a poster board. 3. Fill your collage with pictures, either drawn or cut out from magazines, pertaining to your Wyoming theme. In a collage all areas of the paper are covered. No blank spaces! 4. Cut out words that describe why you love Wyoming and place them on your collage. 5. Have fun and be creative.

Cowboys! Cowgirls! Compound Words!
A compound word is formed when two small words are put together to form a new word with a new meaning. (For example, cow + girl = cowgirl.) In the book C is for Cowboy you will have fun finding many compound words. Find 10 compound words that relate to places or things you might find in Wyoming. Example--cottonwood. 1. _____________________________ 2. _____________________________ 3. ______________________________ 4. ______________________________ 5. ______________________________ 6. ______________________________ 7. ______________________________ 8. ______________________________ 9. ______________________________ 10. ______________________________

1. __ __ __ __ __ (__) __ __ __ __ 2. (__) __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ 3. __ __ (__) __ __ __ __ __ __ 4. (__) __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ 5. __ __ __ __ __ (__) __ __ __ __ __ 6. __ __ __ (__) __ __ __ __ __ __ __ 7. __ __ __ (__) __ __ __
a mobile type home for shepherders (2 words) first national park in the United States antelope found only in North America Wyoming state bird well-known geyser in Wyoming the most photographed mountain range in the world (2 words) 7. female rodeo rider Use the letter in parentheses from each answer to form the name of a state and write it here: ____________________________ 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

The Kiowa Indians tell a legend about how they believe Devil’s Tower was formed. You can read this legend in the book C is for Cowboy on the D page. Many other Native American tribes have their own legends about the tower. After you have read the Kiowa’s legend, write your own legend describing how you think the rock was formed. Be creative!

________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________
On the back of this paper draw a picture to go with your legend.

Dear Diary
Three major pioneer trails crossed through Wyoming in the 1800s. You can find more information about these trails in the book C is for Cowboy. You have been transported back to July 1, 1863. Your family left Missouri two months ago on the way to the Montana gold rush. You have been keeping a journal of your trip. Share your journal events for the first week of July. You are in Wyoming. Tell us about your family, the weather, animals, and exciting events.

July 1 _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ July 2 _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ July 3 _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________

Dear Diary continued July 4 _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ July 5 _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ July 6 _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ July 7 _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________

Wyoming has many dude ranches that are fun to visit and try your skills. Do you know who established the first fully developed dude ranch in Wyoming? You can find the answer in the book C is for Cowboy. The dude ranch developer was _________________. SURPRISE! Your family is going to spend a week at a Wyoming dude ranch. You’ve been given the task of figuring out the cost for the week. Figure out the cost based on a family of four (two adults and two children).

Costs per person for 1 week Food and lodging adult- $ 540 each child- $ 380 each Horseback riding adult- $50 each child- $40 each Air fare $ 300 each Total cost for a family of four ______

Wyoming Stands for Equality
The book C is for Cowboy will tell you how Wyoming earned the nickname “Equality State.” In each example below decide if it shows equality or inequality. 1. Women are not allowed to vote: equality inequality equality equality inequality inequality

2. Only girls are allowed to stay in for recess: 3. All children must complete this assignment:

4. Only students with good grades may ride their bikes to school: equality inequality 5. Students with blue eyes must sit in the back of the room: equality inequality 6. Any student may run for student council: equality inequality inequality

7. Every driver must stop at a stop sign:


Match these famous folks with why they were famous. The book C is for Cowboy will help you find the matches. 1.______ Colonel William Cody 2._______Nellie Taylor Ross 3._______ Father William Kelly 4._______ Red Cloud 5._______ Jim Zumbo 6._______ Butch Cassidy 7._______ Chris Le Doux A. Oglala Sioux Chief B. Created the first “jackalope” C. gentleman outlaw D. First woman governor E. Country singer F. Outdoor writer G. Supplied buffalo meat to railroad workers H. Started the first Catholic Church in Cheyenne I. President who made Yellowstone the first national park

8._______ Douglas Herrick

9.________Ulysses S. Grant

The book C is for Cowboy will help you to research the many animals found in Yellowstone National Park. Use this information to make a flip book with pictures and information about five of your favorite Yellowstone animals.
Directions for Making a Flip Book 1. Stack three sheets of 8 1/2” by 11” paper, and place each sheet one inch higher than the sheet in front of it. 2. Bring the bottom of all three sheets upward and line the edges so that all of the layers are the same distance apart. 3. Fold the papers and crease well. 4. Staple the booklet together at the top. 5. Put the title on the cover page. 6. Put the name of each animal on a tab. 7. Inside each tab draw a picture of the animal and write a short paragraph about the animal.

The Hole-in-theWall Gang Rides Again
Robert Leroy Parker and Harry Longbaugh were two famous men from Wyoming. In the book C is for Cowboy, find the alias for each man. Robert Leroy Parker ________________________ Harry Longbaugh __________________________

Find a partner and write a conversation these two may have had while planning one of their adventures.

Challenge—Write a conversation they may have had if they awoke one morning and it was the year 2003.

Use the book C is for Cowboy to help you name Wyoming’s neighboring states. Add a compass rose to show directions. Use the list of states below:
Idaho Nebraska Montana Colorado South Dakota Utah

Read the story of the creation of the jackalope in C is for Cowboy on the J page. It’s an interesting story! Now it’s your turn. Draw and name your own “new animal,” using parts of real animals. Try to use only 2 or 3 animals in your creation. Where would you find this animal? ____________________

The name of my new animal is________________________.

Find the Number Math
You can find the numbers you will need to solve these problems in the book C is for Cowboy. First you have to find the numbers and then solve the problems. Have fun with your search! 1. The year the movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind was filmed __________ minus The year Devil’s Tower was named the first national monument ___________ equals = __________________ 2. What is the weight of 4 small grizzly bears? ____________ 3. About how many grizzly bears live in Yellowstone Park? ____________ 4. Subtract the approximate number of articles Jim Zumbo has written from the number of photographs he has published. The difference is ________________.

The book C is for Cowboy will help you learn about the famous Indian Chief who fought to save the Indian nation. Look on the R page. You have just become a cub reporter for a newspaper and this will be your first story. Use the graphic organizer to help you get the facts for your story. Make sure your story has a headline that will attract readers.

WHO ____________________________________ WHAT____________________________________ WHERE___________________________________ WHEN_____________________________________ WHY______________________________________ HOW______________________________________

You can find the year Yellowstone National Park was created by reading C is for Cowboy. Yellowstone became a national park in __________. Have you ever visited Yellowstone?_____________ Survey 10 of your classmates to see how may times they have visited Yellowstone. Name Times Visited

1. ________________________________________ 2. ________________________________________ 3. ________________________________________ 4. ________________________________________ 5. ________________________________________ 6. ________________________________________ 7. ________________________________________ 8. ________________________________________ 9. ________________________________________ 10.________________________________________


Use the data you collected in your Yellowstone survey to make a pie graph. Remember the pie represents 100%. You must show what percent of the students you surveyed fell into each category. 0-1 times 2-3 times 4-5 times more than 5 times.

A timeline shows important events that happen during a length of time. C is for Cowboy will help you to match the correct dates with the following events. Place both the date and the event on the timeline in its correct place.

Events 1. Devil’s Tower named the first national monument _____________ 2. Wyoming statehood centennial _______ 3. Wyoming gave women the right to vote __________ 4. Triceratops skeleton first discovered __________ 5. Yellowstone became the first national park__________ 6. Cheyenne Frontier Days began __________ 7. Jim Zumbo became full- time editor for Outdoor Life. ___________ Use your information and use a separate sheet of paper to make a timeline.

Wyoming Answer Sheet COMPOUND WORDS- answers will vary FAMOUS FOLKS- 1) G 2) D 3) H 4) A 5) F 6) C 7) E 8) B 9) I FIND THE NUMBER MATH1)1977-1906= 71 2) 1600 pounds 3) 900 4) 2000 WYOMING CROSSWORDS- 1) sheep wagon 2) Yellowstone 3) pronghorn 4) meadowlark 5) Old Faithful 6) Grand Tetons 7) cowgirl HOLE-IN-THE WALL- 1) Parker-Butch Cassidy 2) Longbaugh-Sundance Kid EQUALITY- 1) I 2) I 3) E 4) I 5) I 6) E 7) E YELLOWSTONE GRAPH- 1872 ANIMAL SCRAMBLE-1) wapiti 2) lynx 3) bald eagle 4) elk 5) bison 6) white pelican 7) grizzly bear 8) moose 9) coyote 10) meadowlark Same- elk-wapiti AS TIME GOES BY 1869- women’s right to vote 1872- Yellowstone first national park 1887- Triceratops skeleton found 1897- Cheyenne Frontier Days 1906- Devil’s Tower became national monument 1978- Jim Zumbo became editor of Outdoor Life 1990- Wyoming centennial DUDE RANCH VACATION- total $ 3,220/developer--Howard Eaton

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