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Learning Exercise: Raise Questions - Reap a Discussion

Title:
Raise Questions - Reap a Discussion
Material:
Description:
This website is the perfect ingredient for a good bag-of-tricks. Below are just a few possible questions that could elicit discussion or comparison reports in a multitude of disciplines.
Course: History, English, Art, Linguistics, ESL, Social Science, Psychology etc.

Info

Submitted by:
Karen Roche
Date Last Modified:
November 22, 2002

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.

Categories

Audience

  • College General Ed
  • College Lower Division
  • High School
  • Middle School

Topics

Evolution of American English,
Authenticate 19th century events,
Psychological consequences of isolated lifestyle

Learning Objectives

A closer examination of the beginnings, processes, consequences, and contributions of the period in history possessed by the American Cowboy.

Type of Task

  • Core activity
  • Individual
  • Student-centered
  • Supplemental activity
  • Teacher-centered
  • Team
  • Unsupervised