Early American History: Daniel Boone ~ Week 9 Lesson Plan For Kindergarten and First Grade

Early American History Button CRH FeatureThis post is part of the Early American History series. For a suggested class schedule, an overview of the entire course, and links to more lesson plans, please see the introductory post.

In this lesson you will teach your students about pioneer life, Daniel Boone, and the Wilderness Road.

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Additional Items Recommended For This Lesson

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).

Map Activity
Find the State of Kentucky.

A Picture Book of Daniel Boone by David A. Adler OR Daniel Boone: Man of the Forests by Carol Greene (or another age-appropriate Daniel Boone biography).

Timeline Figures
Please click here for Timeline instructions and free printables.
Daniel Boone

History Journal
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. [1], Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=905939. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons.

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