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History: Characters of the American Old West: Annie Oakley and Buffalo Bill

Kristine Sader
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(239)
In this one-time course, we will learn about the lives and appeal of Annie Oakley and Buffalo Bill.

Class experience

US Grade 4 - 6
I have had an interest in western history since I was a child. My great-uncles worked on the shows Wagon Train and Laramie among others providing horses, wagons and stuntmen. My goal in college was to teach history. I was also a docent at the Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum in themid- 1990's. 
I went to college to teach Middle and High School History. I volunteered at The Autry Museum of the West in CA. 
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Buffalo Bill did hunt, and fought in a war, and Annie Oakley did shoot guns. Sources are listed below in case parents wish to find out more before class. We will NOT be discussing the war at length, but focusing on their lives and the Wild West Show. Portrayals of Indigenous People in the show were not accurate, and we will point this out. Also, the negative effect in general on Indigenous People will be discussed in an age-appropriate manner. It is important to see history from different perspectives. 
I am using the following as sources for this class: 
The Buffalo Bill Center of The West in Cody, WY:  https://centerofthewest.org/explore/buffalo-bill/research/buffalo-bill/
The Encyclopedia Britannica:  https://www.britannica.com/biography/William-F-Cody
PBS: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/oakley-annie/
The Encyclopedia Britannica: https://www.britannica.com/biography/Annie-Oakley-American-markswoman
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(239)
I teach Reading, Grammar, History and have: taught full-time, and worked as a substitute teaching many different subjects in classes from Kinder to 12th grade. My majors in college ranged from Child Development, to Theater Arts, to English, and an... 
Group Class


per class
Meets once
50 min

Completed by 42 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 9-12
3-5 learners per class

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