David "Davy" Crockett

Ask anyone you know to name some of our American Folk Heroes and you’re sure to hear the name Davy Crockett mentioned time and time again.  A famous early American marksman, storyteller, Congressman, and hero of the Alamo, Davy Crockett often seems larger than life thanks to tall tales told about him and BY him!

To help you learn more about David Crockett, the man behind the legend, we’ve pulled together some excellent resources and developed a week of free lesson plans for your use alone or to accompany our September Heritage Letter from David Crockett.  You can view the lesson plans below and snatch up a copy of the free lesson plans plus our activities about Crockett in our free downloads here!

If you’d like a fun introduction to Crockett’s life that will be engaging and authentic, you can grab our David Crockett Letter by subscribing to the Heritage Letter anytime between now and October 14th, 2021.  After that it will be available in our Retired Letters!.  It’s full of direct quotes, facts about his life, and even includes one of his tall tales!  You can get the snail mail letter or the instant digital download version by subscribing to the Heritage Letter before October 14, 2021!

Video

Watch: America’s Treasures—Davy Crockett

"Not Yours to Give" Davy Crockett's Speech before the House

Visit

David Crockett Birthplace State Park in Limestone, TN

The Alamo in San Antonio, Texas


Music

Learn the Davy Crockett Song!

 

Podcast

Based on a True Story Podcast: Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier with Michael Wallis—this is a great one for parents or older students! 


Books & More

 

Davy Crockett Playing Cards

 

Supertoob USA--includes 12 US Landmarks including the Alamo

 

A Picture Book of Davy Crockett by David A. Adler

 

Who Was Davy Crockett? by Gail Herman

David Crockett: The Lion of the West by Michael Wallis

 

American Tall Tales by Mary Pope Osborne

 

American Tall Tales by Adrien Stoutenberg

 

Tall Tale America: A Legendary History of our Humorous Heroes by Walter Blair

Davy Crockett: His Own Story: A Narrative of the Life of David Crockett by Davy Crockett

One Week with David Crockett

Below you'll find all you'll need for a one week study of David Crockett using our David Crockett Heritage Letter, any books you have on him, and your imagination!  You'll find the free downloads for our David Crockett letter helpful in using these lesson plans.  You can snatch them up HERE!

Day 1: Meet the Real David Crockett

Read the Heritage Letter from David Crockett

Watch: America’s Treasures—Davy Crockett

*As you go through the week, add in reading any books you have about Davy Crockett.

Day 2: Sing about Davy!

If you don’t know it already, now is the perfect time to learn to sing the Davy
Crockett Song
!

Day 3: David vs Davy, The Man vs The Legend

Use the Venn Diagram worksheet  to compare David Crockett the man to Davy Crockett the legend.   

Day 4: Davy Crockett Tall Tale

 Use the Davy Crockett Tall Tale worksheet to discover the elements of the tall tale included in the next to last paragraph of our David Crockett Heritage Letter.

 Day 5: Create Your Own Tall Tale

Use the Create Your Own Tall Tale worksheet to help you come up with ideas for your own tall tale starring yourself!

Bonus: Movie Day!

 

Watch Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier!

You can rent it on Amazon here, buy a copy here, or check your library to see if they have a copy.

 

Primary Sources for David Crocket Heritage Letter

David Crockett Letter to John H. Bryan, May 26, 1829

https://library.ecu.edu/specialcollections/2007/03/01/davy-crockett-letter/

History Channel’s 10 Things You May Not Know about Davy Crockett

https://www.history.com/news/10-things-you-may-not-know-about-davy-crockett

David Crockett's "Garden Spot of the World" Letter, Period Manuscript Copy Descended Directly in the Crockett Family

https://www.cowanauctions.com/lot/david-crockett-s-garden-spot-of-the-world-letter-period-manuscript-copy-descended-directly-in-the-crockett-family-3948933

Bear Hunting in Tennessee

https://twain.lib.virginia.edu/projects/price/crockett.htm

Davy Crockett’s January 9, 1836 Letter to His Daughter

https://www.texianlegacy.com/crockettletter.html

https://www.cowanauctions.com/lot/david-crockett-s-garden-spot-of-the-world-letter-period-manuscript-copy-descended-directly-in-the-crockett-family-3948933

 

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