A closer examination of the beginnings, processes, consequences, and contributions of the period in history possessed by the American Cowboy.
Text of Learning Exercise:
The wonderful material covered in this website offers opportunities for a multitude of cross-curricular examinations. It is rich in authentic content suitable for questions and discussions. Some possible questions or topics in specific disciplines might include: History: Correlate events from the Westward movement's lifestyles and challenges to those described in the poetry. Linguistics and English: These poems and songs are splattered with Colloquialisms and slang characteristic of incipient American English. Possible questions: Are there any words or phrases depicted here that have endured or spawned contemporary English? What currently used words would you replace with these colloquialisms? Psychology: The poems and songs offer intonations about the health and psychological well being of the cowboy. Draw some conclusions from these references.