In this lesson you will teach your students about pioneer life, Daniel Boone, and the Wilderness Road.
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Suggested General Resources
- World Wall Map
- Map of U.S.A. or 13 Colonies
- 13-Star U.S.A. Flag for wall
- Posters of Early Americans
- Small Dot Stickers
- Washable Markers, Crayons, and/or Colored Pencils
- Glue Sticks
- Plates, Bowls, Napkins, Utensils, Small Cups
- Computer, Black and White Printer (color printer optional), and Printer Paper
- Assembled Timeline File Folder for each child and Timeline Poster (click here for instructions and free printables)
- Assembled History Journal filled with Worksheets for each child (click here for instructions and free printables)
Additional Items Recommended For This Lesson
- A Picture Book of Daniel Boone by David A. Adler OR Daniel Boone: Man of the Forests by Carol Greene
- Colonial Days: Discover the Past with Fun Projects, Games, Activities, and Recipes
- Project Supplies: Paper towels, masking tape, toothpick, medium oranges, whole cloves, 1/2″ wide ribbon. Optional: cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice.
- Recipe Ingredients for Applejack Cookies: brown sugar, shortening, egg, flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, chopped apples.
Week 9 Lesson Plan
For suggestions on how to conduct each activity below, please see the introductory post.
Year and Subject
1734 – 1820: Pioneer life, Daniel Boone, and the Wilderness Trail (completed in 1775).
Find the State of Kentucky.
Please click here for Timeline instructions and free printables.
Please click here for History Journal assembly instructions and free printables.
Page 16: Daniel Boone Coloring and Tracing Page (free printable on History Journal Assembly post)
Activity: Orange Pomander
Learn more about pioneer life through a hands-on activity! Make an Orange Pomander following the directions on page 105 of Colonial Days: Discover the Past with Fun Projects, Games, Activities, and Recipes. You can also find the directions on sheknow.com.
Food: Applejack Cookies
Find the recipe for these yummy cookies on Kid Activities: Colonial Theme. (Scroll down to “Cookies From Early New England”.)
Timesaver Snack Idea: Apple slices with maple syrup.
More Activity and Craft Ideas
If you have additional time, you can make a raccoon puppet (Daniel Boone wore a coonskin cap). Find free printables on DLTK-Kids.
Please see my American History Pinterest Board for more craft ideas!
Text Copyright 2016 Kathryn Depew
Painting of Daniel Boone By Chester Harding – Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston. Reproduced from Alistair Cooke, Alistair Cooke’s America (New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1973), p. 157. , Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=905939. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons.