My Digital Library Lessons will save you so much time! I design them specifically for new elementary librarians, especially those who are on the Specials (Art-Music-PE-Library) rotation and/or are simply busy parents who just do not have time to create detailed storytime lessons.
: This lesson focuses on sharpshooters Annie Oakley and Calamity Jane. There are guns in the clipart and the historical photos. There is also a 29-second movie (from 1894; available on YouTube) of Annie Oakley shooting inanimate targets.
if you are not willing to show some guns in your classroom or library. It is impossible to talk about these two women without any gun photos or discussion of shooting targets. If you are unsure, check out the Preview above–there are lots of sample slides in the Preview.
- Recommended for: Grades 2-4; created for school libraries, but it works for classrooms, too!
- Lesson Duration: 1-2 library lessons, total of about 50 minutes
- Formats: PPT or Google Slides, PDF
- Editable: YES, all text is editable
- 34-slide PPT and Google Slides presentation (editable)
- List of Recommended Reads, themed for Annie Oakley and Calamity Jane (1 page PDF, editable)
- Scavenger Hunt + Answer Key (2 pages PDF)
- Lesson plan, includes CC, TEKS, and AASL Standards, pre-filled for this lesson but also 100% editable (2 pages, PDF)
- Prep, set up, and tips (7 pages, PDF)
- Google™ Classroom Basics (4 pages, PDF)
- Instructions on how to set up PPT slide timings for digital bulletin boards (2 pages, PDF)
- 17 slides tell the story of the real-life Annie Oakley, from birth to death.
- Includes childhood, sharpshooter skills, contest and marriage to Frank Butler, death, and legacy.
- You can follow the presentation with a read-aloud, but it is not necessary. Students will learn all they need to know about Annie Oakley from this lesson.
- 15 slides can be moved into the Part I Whole Class Lesson or scrolled during checkout or library activities
- includes facts and trivia questions about the real Annie Oakley and the tall tales that have grown around her
- five slides at the end introduce Calamity Jane (also a real person!)
- vocabulary word: calamity
- Includes mix of colorful clipart and real historical photos. Every slide meant for students to see includes either a photo or an illustration.
- Once again, I want to warn you that there are guns in the photos in the presentation. Annie Oakley and Calamity Jane were sharpshooters. Please do not buy this tall tales lesson if you are not willing to show guns and sharpshooting in the photos.
THIS ANNIE OAKLEY TALL TALE LESSON INCLUDES THESE PRINTABLES:
- Scavenger Hunt coloring page with Annie Oakley and Calamity Jane trivia questions (all information available in the presentation)
- Answer Key for the Scavenger Hunt trivia questions
- Recommended Reads for Annie Oakley and Calamity Jane books and read-alikes for Grades 2-4 (editable)
- Lesson Plan aligned with TEKS, AASL, and CCSS standards (editable)