Instead of writing about so many events in American history, which can be boring if you are not focusing on some action packed event, I created a free history board game when learning about events through the life of Wyatt Earp.
Free Printable History Board Game
Of course, when I can’t find exactly what I want, I make it for you and me.
Like I mentioned before in another post, Wyatt Earp has been the perfect American history character to focus on when I needed quite a few events to introduce to Tiny or at least make him aware of them.
From The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper to The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe to music, from the American Civil War to the First World War, from art to the idea of Manifest Destiny, Earp’s life spanned so many key events in American History. We have literally been overwhelmed with so many rabbit trails we wanted to take. So just to be sure Tiny has a good introduction to a lot of them, I created the board game along with playing cards. So as your child plays the game, they are introduced to some events on the board game and others on the playing cards. If your child lands on the star, then take one of the playing cards, follow the instructions and return it to the deck. If he lands on a yellow space, just follow the instructions. This is a fun way to introduce a wide range of things that Wyatt Earp would have probably learned about during his lifetime. Though he has already graduated, Mr. Awesome is still sweet enough to play with Tiny.
Just don’t do like us. Tiny got so excited that they printed the game off on regular paper instead of card stock paper.
Too, like my French Revolution free printable history board game, I made the game really big, BUT you can print it out on regular size paper or print it poster size (4 separate pages under your print settings). We printed it on 4 pages this time.
Here are some of the resources we used too in this unit study.
Here are the other posts for Learning American History through the Life of Wyatt Earp Unit Study.
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