Daniel Boone

Week 3:  Daniel Boone

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READ K – 5: Daniel Boone by Tom Streissguth

6 – 8:  Daniel Boone by Richard Kozar

 


DISCUSS:

  • Where did Daniel like to spend his time? (Exploring the forests & the land)
  • Name some of Daniel’s talents? (excellent hunter, could find his way through the wilderness)
  • What mountains lay between the colonist’s land and the land to the West? (Appalachian Mountains)
  • Many American settlers wanted this land.  Who did it really belong to? (Native Americans)
  • What was the “Cumberland Gap”? (Gap between the Appalachian Mountains)
  • Why did Daniel Boone want to travel west? (wanted open land, wanted to be head of his clan, wanted to be able to hunt plenty of game animals)
  • How did the Cherokee and Shawnee Indians feel about new settlers moving to their land? (angry – didn’t want them there)
  • What state did the “new land” Daniel Boone explored become? (Kentucky)
  • What happened to Daniel Boone’s son? (killed by Indians)
  • What was the “Wilderness Road”? (A road Daniel Boone & his men built leading through the mountains.  They built bridges over swamps and creeks to create an easy way for pioneers to travel)
  • Why did the Wilderness Road become so important? (Created a way for thousands of pioneers to travel west)
  • What was the name of the new town Daniel Boone started in Kentucky? (Boonesborough)

ACTIVITIES: K – 3:  Coloring page: http://www.usa-printables.com/People/01-boone.htm

4 – 6: Cherokee & Shawnee Indians had been originally assured (According to the Royal Proclamation of 1763: http://www.landofthebrave.info/proclamation-of-1763.htm ) that the land west of the Appalachians was theirs and that American citizens would not move into their land.  Do you believe it was right for the Native Americans to attack Daniel Boone’s party?  Write a paragraph.

7 – 8:  Answer all of the following questions in paragraph form:

1.) Cherokee & Shawnee Indians had been originally assured (According to the Royal Proclamation of 1763: http://www.landofthebrave.info/proclamation-of-1763.htm ) that the land west of the Appalachians was theirs and that American citizens would not move into their land.  Do you believe it was right for the Native Americans to attack Daniel Boone’s party?

2.)  Daniel’s Boone’s son was killed and his daughter was captured.  Do you believe he did the right thing by trying to form a new Settlement in Kentucky?

3.) You can check out images of Daniel Boone’s “Wilderness trail” by clicking on this site: http://www.danielboonetrail.com/map.php.  (Click on the “Photo Tour” tab.) Why do you think Kentucky was such an appealing place for Daniel Boone to live?  Explain.

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Copyright January 16th, 2014 by Gwen Fredette

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