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The Wild West

Discussion in 'Primary' started by lisaround, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. Hello all,

    I am currently trying to re-write the curriculum for my school so that every year group follows a cross-curricular route. I came up with the idea of 'The Wild West' for year 5/6 and have got a few ideas but was wondering if anyone had ever taught it before or had any great ideas for how to link to other subjects as I seem to have hit a brick wall and am now stuck!!

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you
     
  2. Hello all,

    I am currently trying to re-write the curriculum for my school so that every year group follows a cross-curricular route. I came up with the idea of 'The Wild West' for year 5/6 and have got a few ideas but was wondering if anyone had ever taught it before or had any great ideas for how to link to other subjects as I seem to have hit a brick wall and am now stuck!!

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you
     
  3. Hi. There is a theatre company called Perform who are doing free wild west workshops at the moment. I suppose you could do lots of herding type things relating to maths. Erm, how about geography mapping planning, measuring, designing the lay out of dream farm. In D and T you could even make the terrain using papier mache on a base etc. Hmmm... you want to steer away from shooting and racism (Cowboys and Indians ) if possible I guess. Heh. Role play - kids (and hen parties) love cowboy hats, don't they?!
    I sincerely hope this is some help. I accede that it is rather random... Good luck, sounds like fun!


     
  4. jubilada

    jubilada New commenter

    I remember this was a popular topic years back, and is a great one for music (my specialism). Loads of listening music and songs. It was often linked to Children of the Oregon Trail. I have a slim book called The Big Country published by OUP which has lots of songs with instrumental ideas, information on the life of a cowboy and indian, listening music as well as songs on the accompanying cassette. I am trying to part with a lot of music books (I no longer teach full time- winding down) so if you are interested let me know.
     
  5. Thanks for the reply,, seems a bit difficult for my class actually. thanks anyway.
     
  6. Does the beginning of Toy Story 3 have a great clip with all the toys riding a wild west train? I'm sure it does. It could be a great topic intro!

     
  7. wellingtonboot

    wellingtonboot New commenter

    What about a study of Laura Ingalls-Wilder? Her Little House on the Prairie books are based on her childhood in a pioneer family and there's lots of information on-line about her.
     
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  8. Hi I am in the same position as yourself. Love the idea of a Wild West topic but not finding a lot of resources out there. Could I ask if you managed to put enough together and would you be willing yo share? If so my email is dp.jnp@blueyonder.co.uk. Thanks
     
  9. Sweep09

    Sweep09 New commenter

    Hello!
    I have taught it and have a year of Year 5 planning. If you would like it, let me know.
    The kid loved it xxx
     
  10. herbieflowers

    herbieflowers New commenter

    Hi Sweep09, I'd be interested in seeing your planning, thinking of doing this next term!
     
  11. Sweep09

    Sweep09 New commenter

    Hello! So sorry! Just seen this! PM your email and I will send it xx
     

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