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1. The Pony Express
Standards Connections. Math/Social studies Activity The pony express. By Rich McClelland. Introduction In the movement west, the pony express was a major influence in communications during its short life.
http://score.kings.k12.ca.us/lessons/ponyexp.htm

Extractions: The Pony Express By: Rich McClelland Introduction: In the movement West, the Pony Express was a major influence in communications during its short life. Many students may be intrigued by the story of the Pony Express, and the following activities will help them discover a little about the route, and some of the problems they encountered. Prior Knowledge: Basic mathematics skills. Basic map reading skills. Grade Level: Task: The students will answer four math questions based on their reading of a short story on the history of the Pony Express. Resources: Process: Have the students go to the Internet site "The Pony Express" and read the information provided by the state of Utah. This should provide enough background on the unique system of communication for the students to do the following math problems. However, some students may wish to look in additional sources for more information, and one of the locations can be found in the alternate Internet site. Challenge the students to calculate the following problems: What was the maximum the rider was allowed to weigh? the supplies he could carry? and the mail that he could carry? How much was the total weight that horses were allowed to carry? (120lbs + 25lbs + 20lbs = 165lbs)

2. Pony Express Rider
Wanted!! Riders For pony express! A Review of pony express Rider. Rich Cunningham. Buffalo Bill. Calamity Jane. Wild Bill Hickock. Wyatt Earp. What do all these names have in common? They are all legends of the old west. in the old west. The pony express was an organization is more on social studies and history, and is presented History to us, current events to the player(s) in
http://www.worldvillage.com/wv/school/html/reviews/pony.htm

Extractions: Rich Cunningham Buffalo Bill. Calamity Jane. Wild Bill Hickock. Wyatt Earp. What do all these names have in common? They are all legends of the old West. Back in the early days of the western United States, it was a wild and wooly time, where the law was determined by who was fastest with a gun (sometimes). It was also a time for technological expansion, the beginning of the industrial revolution that continues to this day. In those days, the telegraph was a new invention. Sending a message across the country, well, that might take several months, since the telegraph didn't reach from coast to coast. Mail was the only way, and that was by wagon train, or by ship, and very expensive. For years the best way to have the pioneer experience was to play the computer game Oregon Trail, and most recently, Oregon Trail II. These educational games were accurate recreations of the westward movement, simulating the trials and tragedies of taking a wagon train to Oregon. Now there is a new game that helps students explore another side to the Old West, and it is published by McGraw-Hill Home Interactive. The name of the program is Pony Express Rider, and is an educational recreation of moving the mail in the old west. The Pony Express was an organization that was created to move the mail from the East Coast to California on the eve of the Civil War. It was accomplished by setting up a series of relay stations with horses and riders. They would make short hops at high speed to accomplish this rapid delivery of the mail. It was a dangerous job, but an important one.

3. Legends Of The Pony Express Ride On - The Washington Times: Culture, Etc.
Contact us. TWT Gift Shop the pony express in 50 years. Douglas Brinkley, director of the Eisenhower Center for American studies and his popular Wild west shows from 1883 to
http://www.washtimes.com/culture/20031130-111245-5565r.htm

4. Pony Express
rider mail delivery system between east and west can be 2) Math/Social studies ActivityThe pony express (Grade 4) http//score.kings.k12.ca.us/lessons/ponyexp
http://42explore.com/pony.htm

Extractions: The Topic: Pony Express Easier -The pony express was a mail service where riders on horseback traveled from St. Joseph, Missouri to Sacramento, California. Riders changed horses at stations placed about ten to fifteen miles apart. A rider handed the mail pack over to another rider after completing about 75 miles. Young, often teenage lightweight riders, orphans preferred, were hired for the job. One of the most famous was Buffalo Bill Cody. The pony express lasted only nineteen months, from April 3, 1860 to October 24, 1861. The pony express ended when the telegraph first crossed the continent. Harder - The pony express was developed by William H. Russell, William B. Waddell, and Alexander Majors. Plans for the pony express were spurred by the impending cloud of the Civil War and the need for faster communication with California and the West. The pony express consisted of relays of men riding fast ponies or horses that carried letters and small packages across a 1,966-mile (3,164-kilometer) trail. The service opened officially on April 3, 1860, when riders left simultaneously from St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California. The first westbound trip was made in 9 days and 23 hours and the eastbound journey in 11 days and 12 hours. The pony riders covered 250 miles in a 24-hour day as compared with 100 to 125 miles by the stage coaches.

5. THEY'RE OFF! THE STORY OF THE PONY EXPRESS - Harness, Cheryl
African American Fiction. African American studies. Aging. Alaskiana Browse Books. About us. Contact us. Store Policies Cheryl Harness The pony express Old west western Americana Postal
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6. Places For Kids & Teens - Just Curious - Social Studies - Westward Expansion
pony express. pony express Home Station The pony express delivered mail and news from Missouri to San Francisco in 1860 and 1861. TRAILS west.
http://www.suffolk.lib.ny.us/youth/jcsswest.html

Extractions: Expansion BIOGRAPHIES American West: Davy Crockett - Read about the famous frontiersman who fought at the Alamo. Calamity Jane - biography of this wild woman from the Encyclopedia Britannica. Captain Robert Gray - Short biography of the man who "discovered the Columbia River on May 11, 1792 while on a fur trading expedition on the Northwest Coast." Daniel Boone - Pictures of his homestead and biographical information about him. Discoverers and Explorers - Here you'll find information about: Lewis and Clark, the Astorians, Mountain Men, Fur Trading Company and John Fremont. Donner Party Home Page - "The Donner Party is the name given to a group of pioneers who became trapped in the Sierra Nevada mountains during the winter of 1846-47. The experience, at an early time in the far West expansion, was so horrific that it has become legendary as an episode of the American Dream turned nightmare." James Bridger - A short biography from the Kansas City Public Library.

This is the territory of the pony express, the Overland Stage, Boot Hill Clark played out the early history of the American west. Plus even From us Bureau of

8. Pony Express
American west pony express Lots of important facts about the pony express, its founding, its route Social studies for Kids copyright 20023, David White.
http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/wwww/us/ponyexpressdef.htm

Extractions: Who/What/Where/When Pony Express Definition: Horse-powered mail service that ran 2,000 miles from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California, in 1860 and 1861. Carriers boasted that mail could be delivered along the entire route in 10 days. Each rider traveled about 75 miles, then handed off the mail to another rider. This system worked, even through the winter. This was a novel idea, but the organizers didn't make a whole lot of money. And when the telegraph became a reality in October 1861, the Pony Express made its last delivery. Related Resources:

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andrider mail delivery system between east and west can be Plan 2) Math/Social studies Activity-The pony express (Grade 4) http//co.kings.ca.us/math/lessons
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11. About "Math/Social Studies Activity: The Pony Express"
In the movement west, the pony express was a major influence in Visit this site http//score.kings.k12.ca.us/lessons/ponyexp.htm.
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Extractions: Visit this site: http://score.kings.k12.ca.us/lessons/ponyexp.htm Author: Rich McClelland; SCORE Mathematics Description: In the movement West, the Pony Express was a major influence in communications during its short life. Many students may be intrigued by the story of the Pony Express, and the following activities will help them discover a little about the route, and some of the problems they encountered. Aligned to the California State Standards. From the Schools of California Online Resources for Educators SCORE Mathematics Lessons. Levels: Fourth Grade Languages: English Resource Types: Lesson Plans and Activities Math Topics: Basic Operations History and Biography Geography

12. Social Studies
us History. Billy The Kid Page History Buff s Reference Library Old west History Articles Images of the American west The pony express Texas History and
http://www.hhs.havre.k12.mt.us/programs/ss.htm

Extractions: Welcome to the HHS History/Social Studies Department Social Studies Research Links A country losing touch with its own history is like an old man losing his glasses, a distressing sight, at once vulnerable, unsure, and easily disoriented. George Walden (b. 1939), British Conservative politician. Havre High History/Social Studies Department Faculty James Magera, Department Head Havre History on the web Barry Kato Scott Filius John Ita John Whitfield Jessica Jones The Conflict Behind the Battle Lines / The Japanese Americans who fought in World War II were engaged in another, private battle, against prejudice and misunderstandings

13. Social Studies
Mountain Men, The Multicultural west. National Archives Access, Native American Resources. pony express, Psychedelic 60 s. us Colored Troops.
http://www.deptford.k12.nj.us/HighSchoolLibrary/social.htm

Extractions: American History Disasters Philosophy Religions ... World History American History African American History African American Historical Text Archives African American History Links Alger Hiss Trial ... World War II Disasters The Andrea Doria Apollo 13 Bhopal Industrial Disaster Bhopal ... TWA Flight 800 Philosophy PhilosophersIndex EpistemePhilosophy Links Ethics Connection Ethics Updates ... Tolerance.org Religions All About the Mormons The Apocalypse BeliefNet Comparative Religion Index ... World Factbook World History African History on the Internet Ancient Egyptians Ancient/Medieval History Online Ancient World Cultures ... Library Homepage

14. Teaching Social Studies With The Internet (K-6)
1, pony express Information http//www.americanwest.com/trails/pages Page http//www.pps.k12.or.us/district/depts 1, Go west Across America with Lewis and Clark
http://twi.classroom.com/socialstudies/k6/

15. Missouri Studies Weekly
Gateway to the west Video Changing Places Laura Ingalls Wilder. pony express Our pony express page. Try this challenge for Missouri studies Quia Challenge

16. Pioneer Life Social Studies Lesson Plan, Thematic Unit, Activity, Worksheet, Or
homemade furniture) h. communication (letters by stagecoaches, pony express). Pioneers traveled out west to escape the law Visit Other Click to Vote For us!
http://www.lessonplanspage.com/SSLAPioneerLife47.htm

Extractions: h. communication (letters by stagecoaches, pony express) Have students pretend they are pioneers. (They can divide up in small groups or individually) They will write a letter to a friend or relative in the East describing their new life out West and their journey. Students need to include lots of descriptions of their homes, surroundings, and feelings about their new lives. If needed, the teacher may model the letter writing process on the overhead or may brainstorm ideas to help students get started.

us History/Cause and Effect The learner will be to describe early pioneers expansion of the west. western Development pony express The learner will be able

Extractions: Social Studies - Grade 6 Social Studies In Social Studies, the goal is for all students to develop a deep, rich network of understandings related to the world around them. The objectives and competencies included in this curriculum deal with history, geography, economics, and civics from a diverse, global perspective. Students engage in projects that require them to apply Social Studies skills in real-world contexts.

18. Social Studies
pony express Home Station History of the beginning of mail delivery to the west; Selected Historic Decisions of the us Supreme Court listed by
http://mslibrary.mvschools.org/social_studies.htm

19. Social Studies - Fifth Grade
able to comprehend the effect of us territorial expansion surrounding Trails to the west, Indian Wars Mormons, Gold Rush, pony express, Transcontinental Railroad
http://www.chester-nj.org/Curriculum/designer/Social Studies/cr4370.htm

Extractions: The learner will be able to discuss the relationship between the United States and Great Britain after the Revolutionary with specific emphasis on the Treaty of Paris, War of 1812, Burning of Washington, DC, the Star Spangled Banner and the Monroe Doctrine. Activities/Evaluation Discuss the terms of the Treaty of Paris - 1783 and list the benefits for the United States. describe the major events in the War of 1812. List the heroes of the War of 1812 and describe their major contributions. Describe the events surrounding the Treaty of 1818. List the key idea associated with the Monroe doctrine. Strand Bloom's Scope Source Activities Relationship with England Comprehension Master Chester Township Public Schools(a) Classroom The learner will be able to identify events leading up to U.S. territorial expansion in the Western Hemisphere describing America's expansion to the Pacific coast with particular emphasis on Crossing the Appalachians, Northwest Ordinance of 1787, Lewis and Clark Expedition, Louisiana Purchase and Pike Expedition. (6.1) Activities/Evaluation Discuss the problems and motivation associated with crossing the Appalachians. Draw a map depicting routes through the Appalachians. List the provisions of the Northwest Ordinance of 1787. Develop a storyboard of the adventures of Lewis and Clark. Draw a map of the Louisiana Purchase. Construct a visual depicting the route of Pike.

20. TKI - Go West Timeline Of The West [Social Studies Online]
1847, Mormons head west under Brigham Young and settle in 1857, us army sent to impose law over Mormons in 1860, pony express is set up to quickly carry the mail.
http://www.tki.org.nz/r/socialscience/curriculum/SSOL/west/timeline_e.php

Extractions: Gold discovered January 24 in California. 80,000 prospectors emigrate to California to follow the gold boom. California becomes a state in the U.S. U.S. army sent to impose law over Mormons in Utah Gold discovered in Boulder Colorado. 100,000 people rush to the site Pony Express is set up to quickly carry the mail First transcontinental telegraph line completed October 24.

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