Sites-ressources - Cliparts - Vocabulary -
Activities to print
Lesson plans - Webquests -
Interactive games
- Games to print -
Songs and Poems -
- Videos
- Cinema

(Updated on 27/10/2013)


Related pages :

The Gold Rush - Indians - Pocahontas -
The American West
(in civilization)



Sites-ressources :

  • Cowboys of the Wild West live on
    "The traditions of America's cowboys are alive and well on the Great Plains despite modern technology encroaching on their way of life on the prairie, as Kevin Connolly found when he visited Montana and the Dakotas...
    They are still - for now at least - important figures in American ranching, prized for their ability to follow cattle on horseback over the roughest of ground."
    Download the podcast.



  • Cowboy (Wikipedia)
    1 History
    1.1 Paniolo
    1.2 Cowboys of other nations
    2 Working cowboys
    3 Rodeo cowboys
    4 Cowgirls
    5 Popular Culture
    6 In art and culture...
  • Diamond R Ranch (
    Tours / Exhibits / Songs / Games / Characters / Printables


Cliparts :

  • "Out West" (
    Animals - Architecture - Backgrounds - Bars, Dividers - Cowboys - Indians - Miscellaneous -
    Paintings - Cowboy
    Paintings - Indian
    Photos - Cowboy
    Plant Life- Range Gear & Tack ransportation - Women




Vocabulary :

  • A bolo tie (sometimes bola tie)
    "is a type of necktie consisting of a piece of cord or braided leather with decorative metal tips or aglets (aiguillettes) secured with an ornamental clasp or slide.


Activities TO PRINT :

  • The Life of a Cowboy - "Match the pictures on the left to the statements on the right." (.doc)
    - (History on the Net)

Lesson plans :

  • Settling the Western Frontier - a lesson plan
    "The songs chosen for this lesson are folksongs that were sung by many during the late 1800s."
     “Oh, California”
    “The Old Chisholm Trail”
    “Home on the Range” 
    “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad”


  • The Cowboy Life
    "Travel back in time to discover what life was like for people of the early American West."
    Objectives : Students
    - learn about life in the old west; they relay that knowledge through a variety of activities/projects.
    - work with peers to assemble meaningful presentations.
    (Education World)


Webquests :

  • Cowboys, Yee-Haw! - a webquest (
    " In this unit you will learn about America's hero, the cowboy.
    You will learn how,when and why he fit into the history of our country.
    You will learn about boom towns that turned into ghost towns.
    You will find out what a cowboy did from sun up to sun down and you will learn to understand some cowboy lingo."






Games TO PRINT :

  • Games : Mazes / Word Find Puzzles / Crossword Puzzle (



Songs and Poems :


  • The Last Cowboy Song (YouTube) + LYRICS :
    "This is the last cowboy song the end of a hundred year waltz
    Voices sound sad as they're singing along another piece of America's lost"




  • Freddy Quinn - Oh My Darling Clementine (YouTube) + LYRICS :
    "In a cavern, in a canyon,
    Excavating for a mine,
    Dwelt a miner, forty-niner
    And his daughter - Clementine"



  • Johnny Cash - You Are My Sunshine (YouTube) + LYRICS :
    "I've always loved you and made you happy, 
    And nothing else could come between. 
    But now you've left me to love another, 
    You have shattered all my dreams."



  • Old Chisholm Trail - mp3 or the video :
    "Created for the elementary classroom. This is a basic overview of what the Chisholm trail was, how it was used and the reasons behind the cattle drive."
    + LYRICS :
    "I started up the trail October 23rd
    Started up the trail with the 2U herd
    Come a ti-yi-yippie yippie yay yippie yay
    Ti-yi-yippie yippie yay"



  • Sing Out Loud Traditional Songs - with AUDIO + LYRICS + TEXT (Poster)
  • "Rodeo" by Garth Brooks (YouTube) + LYRICS :
    "It's cowboy hats
    It's spurs and latigo
    It's the ropes and the reins
    And the joy and the pain
    And they call the thing rodeo..."



  • I've been everywhere - Johnny Cash (YouTube) + LYRICS :
    "I've been everywhere, man.
    Crossed the desert's bare, man.
    I've breathed the mountain air, man.
    Of travel I've had my share, man..."



  • Lucky Luke - Poor Lonesome Cowboy - with the lyrics :
    "I'm a poor lonesome cowboy
    I'm a long long way from home
    And this poor lonesome cowboy
    Has got a long long way to roam
    Over mountains over prairies
    From dawn till day is done
    My horse and me keep riding
    Into the setting sun"



  • Should`ve Been a Cowboy - Toby Keith :
    "I should've been a Cowboy
    I should'be learned to rope and ride
    Wearing my six-shooter riding by pony on a cattle drive
    Stealing the young girl's hearts
    Just like Gene and Roy
    Singing those campfire songs...
    I might of had a side kick with a funny name
    Running wild through the hills chasing Jesse James"

    - with the VIDEO (YouTube)
  • Songs (animated) - Listen, read the lyrics and sing! (

    What a Cowboy Knows

    I Love to Ride My Pony

    Read, Write and Recite

  • Cowboy's Dream ( :
    "Last night as I lay on the prairie,
    And looked at the stars in the sky,
    And I wondered if ever a cowboy
    Could drift to that sweet by and by."

  • Cowboy Take Me Away - Dixie Chicks :
    "I said I wanna touch the earth
    I wanna break it in my hands
    I wanna grow something wild and unruly...
    Cowboy take me away"
  • Cowboy's Sweetheart by LeAnn Rimes :
    "I wanna be a cowboy's sweetheart
    I wann learn to rope and ride
    I wanna ride through the plains and the desert
    Out west of The Great Divide
    I wanna hear the coyotes singing...

  • Rhinestone cowboy by Glen Campbell :
    "I've been walking these streets so long...
    Like a rhinestone cowboy
    Riding out on a horse in a star spangled rodeo"

    See Cinema


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