(LIBERTY) BELL WORK
Find the sum of the letters of his name, using the scale below.
A = $.01, B = $.02, C = $.03, D = $.04, E = $.05, F = $.06, G = $.7, H = $.08, I = $.09,
J = $.10, K = $.11, L = $.12, M = $.13, N = $.14, O = $.15, P = $.16, Q = $.17, R = $.18,
S = $.19, T = $.20, U = $.21, V = $.22, W = $.23, X = $.24, Y = $.25, Z = $.26
Using the parts in Daniel Boone's name,
create a list of words to fit in the categories below.
Pay particular attention to spelling patterns.
Read the sentence below. Do you see any problems?
Do not rewrite the sentence. In fact, don't even fix
the sentence. Instead, on your paper,
tell the writer three things that need to be corrected.
what did daniel boon call his rifle
Augment the sentence below to greatly improve it. Record your improved sentence on your paper.
He blazed a trail.
*Augment: make (something) greater by adding to it
Why? What would you like to ask?
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Hunter. Soldier. Pioneer. Daniel Boone was a rugged symbol for adventure, whose life spanned several years of American history. He fought in the militia during the Revolution. He blazed the trail through the Cumberland Gap. He lived off the land. He was kidnapped by Indian tribes, even "adopted" by one. He famously wore a raccoon-skin hat and became an iconic figure of the wilderness. Nearly 200 years later, boys still wanted to be like Daniel Boone and everyone sang the theme song for the television show about his experiences.
The Cumberland Gap
One of his greatest contributions to the fledgling nation was to blaze a trail across the Cumberland Gap and bring pioneering and adventurous families into the wilderness. This allowed for an expansion of the United States into the rural areas of what was then the western frontier.
Meet the Missus
Rebecca Boone gave birth to six sons and four daughters. Daniel is said to have sought a sturdy wife who could defend herself and hunt. Daniel would be away from home for months at a time, so he wanted to be assured that Rebecca could take care of the family on her own. Read more about Rebecca Boone.
While We're on the Subject
Here is some Appalachian-style music to listen to. Draw a picture to show the scene that comes to mind as you listen to this music. Be ready to write a story to go along with your picture and share it with the class.
Daniel Boone famously named his rifle "Ticklicker". It was said that he should shoot a tick off of the rump of an animal without hurting the animal.
Now, what nicknames can you come up with for the various supplies we use in the classroom (pencil, glue, scissors, etc.). Remember, this nickname is more about how well you use the item and not as much about the item itself.
Daniel Boone finally settled down at his house in Missouri. You can still touch history by visiting Boone's house in Defiance.
Larger than Life
These comprise just a few examples of "comic" books featuring Daniel Boone. You might say Mr. Boone was the superhero of his day. Even if these were based in some way on true accounts, mostly they (and movies, TV shows, and other publications) exaggerated various aspects of Boone's experiences.
We might consider the use of hyperbole in our writing, as well. Think of a normal conversation between friends and "hype" it up with all kinds of exaggeration. You wouldn't normally use hyperbole so densely, but it could be fun to try.