We are focusing on our study of American history through the life of Wyatt Earp. And we continued on with some writing about the gunfight at the OK Corral. The gunfight at O.K. Corral is probably one of the most legendary events in American history that only lasted about thirty seconds long.
Gunfight at OK Corral
On October 26, 1881 in Tombstone, Arizona, a gunfight started at O.K. Corral.
Close to 3:00 p.m., three lawmen, Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp, and brothers Virgil and Morgan went looking for cattle thieves, Ike and Billy Clanton along with the McLaurys.
Too, the gunfight wasn’t at the corral but was at a vacant lot. After the gunfight broke out Tom McLaury and Billy Clanton were dead.
Public opinion was divided as to whom started the fight.
Whatever the facts about the most famous gunfight in American history, it certainly is an exciting enough topic for Tiny to summarize and write about.
So I created the minibook Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.
Too, this a popular enough topic in American history that there are many references for your child to research.
Have your child fill in the information he has gathered. Fold in half vertically and glue the cover on the front outside.
Too, the founding of Tombstone, Arizona is an interesting read and especially about how it got its name.
So I created a mini flip book about the founding of Tombstone, Arizona.
Again, there is no shortage of websites about this famous place in American history.
Research about the founding of Tomstone, Arizona and about Ed Schieffelin.
Have your child write in his research at the bottom insert piece and then glue that into the minibook cover (pictured on top). Fold over and keep because you know we are not finished.
We have several more minibooks coming as we plod along on this unit study.
So today, I have these two minibooks for you to download.
Since we already have done a few hands-on activities about the everyday life, we will be working on minibooks next about life during the time of Wyatt Earp and we are ready to write up some quick facts about Earp also.
We are really loving the angle we took on this unit study to learn more about American history. I love it because Tiny is engaged and he loves it because he can write about guns. (okay, okay)
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