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. (BBC)
1 History 1.1 Paniolo
1.2 Cowboys of other nations
2 Working cowboys
3 Rodeo cowboys
5 Popular Culture
6 In art and culture...
R Ranch (nationalcowboymuseum.org) Tours / Exhibits / Songs / Games / Characters / Printables
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." (Wikipedia)
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” (library.pitt.edu)
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)
Yee-Haw!- a webquest (projects.edtech.sandi.net)
" 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."
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- mp3or 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." (YouTube) + 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"
"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..." (azlyrics.com)
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"
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! (cowboykids.nationalcowboymuseum.org)
What a Cowboy Knows
I Love to Ride My Pony
Read, Write and Recite
"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."
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"
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..."
cowboyby 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