Annie Oakley

There are so many wonderful directions you can go with a study on Annie Oakley!  Our top recommendation is simply to study her life, but you can certainly use it to launch into all things American Folk Heroes.  Here are a few ideas to get you started!

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For All Ages

Movie/Video

Actual Footage of Annie Oakley Firing Her Gun

National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum video featuring Annie’s Grand Niece

Biography Channel: Annie Oakley

Visit

National Annie Oakley Center at the Garst Museum: Darke County Historical Society in Greenville, Ohio

National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, Texas

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Center in Oklahoma City, OK

Resources

Books

Elementary

 Middle School/High School & Beyond

One Week with Annie Oakley

Day 1: Learn about Annie Oakley

  • Read the Heritage Letter from Annie Oakley
  • Read books about Annie Oakley (depending on how many books you have available or the length of the books you could space them out over the week)

Day 2: Watch Annie Oakley in Action

  • Watch the videos about Annie Oakley linked above including the first one that shows actual footage of Annie Oakley

Day 3: Annie Oakley Vocabulary

  • Test your knowledge of Annie Oakley with our word search here.

Day 4: Create your own Wild West Show

  • Use the Ace of Hearts playing cards and target to create your own Wild West Show by trying some of Annie’s tricks like shooting the middle of a playing card or competing to see who can get the most points on a target. Use your toy foam dart guns or set up a pin the tail on the donkey type activity.  Get the cards here.

Day 5: Design a Wild West Show Poster

  • Using the artifact Wild West Show poster of Annie Oakley as your inspiration, design your own poster for Annie Oakley!

 

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