Orphans preferred is the intriguing hook that will lure your students to investigate this unique primary source document about business in the old West. You can develop their higher-level thinking using dozens of open-ended questions to dissect, analyze and hypothesize about an 1860’s advertisement for Pony Express riders. Then students ‘saddle up’ with a quick and easy simulation to recreate this short-lived mail service.
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|Grade levels||4th Grade, 5th Grade, 7th Grade|
|Resource types||Cooperative learning, Critical Thinking, Hands-on learning, Inquiry, Lesson plans (individual), Openers / Activating learning, Primary Source Documents, Questioning Strategies|
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|Is editable content included?||No|
|Supported file formats||.doc, .docx|