If students do not have access to the Internet, prior to class print out part, or all, of the following page: http://teacher.scholastic.com/lessonrepro/reproducibles/instructor/el/cyberhunt/9906.htm
This page contains a crossword puzzle and three fill-in the blank activities on the history of horses and horses in sport.
If students have access to the Internet, everything necessary for the lesson is available. If students do not have access to the Internet, the books listed below should be helpful in fulfilling the assignment.
Burt, Don. Horses and Other Heroes: Recollections of a Life with Horses. Guilford: Lyons Press, 2002.
Clutton-Brock, Juliet. Horse Power: A History of the Horse and Donkey in Human Societies. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1992.
Ennor, George. World Encyclopedia of Horse Racing. New York: Carlton Books, 2001.
Jurmain, Suzanne. Once Upon a Horse: A History of Horses – And How They Shaped Our History. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1989.
Moon, Vicky. The Private Passion of Jackie Kennedy: Portrait of a Rider. New York: Regan Books, 2005.
Ripart, Jacqueline. Horses of the World: From the Dessert to the Racetrack. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2002.
Sandler, Martin W. Galloping Across the USA: Horses in American Life, (Transportation in America). New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.
Von Borries, Philip. Racelines: Observations on Horse Racing’s Glorious History. New York: Masters Press, 1999.
History and Horses:
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This lesson plan was originally written by Scholastic, a global children’s publishing and media company
This lesson was adapted by Debra L. Clark, Kent State University.