This week's history lessons are all about Davy Crockett. We are also talking about how real people can end up being the main characters in "tall tales".
The books we are reading this week are:
This one is mostly just fun "tall Tales", with a few facts in the back. It also includes a recipe for cheese grits.
We also watched this double feature of Disney Davy Crockett movies.
If you feel like singing along with Fess Parker, I found these song lyrics:
Born on a mountain top in Tennessee,
Greenest state in the land of the free.
Raised in the woods so's he knew every tree,
Kilt him a b'ar when he was only three.
Davy, Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier.
Fought single handed through the Injun war,
Till the Creeks was whipped and peace was in store.
And while he was handling this risky chore,
Made hisself a legend, forevermore.
Davy, Davy Crockett, the man who don't know fear.
He went off to Congress and served a spell
Fixin' up the government and laws as well.
Took over Washington, so we heerd tell,
And patched up the crack in the Liberty Bell.
Davy, Davy Crockett, seein' his duty clear.
When he come home, his politickin' done,
The western march had just begun.
So he packed his gear, and his trusty gun
And lit out a grinnin', to follow the sun.
Davy, Davy Crockett, leadin' the Pioneer.
Here's a much more modern version of Davy Crockett:
We love They Might Be Giants! As DH put it last night, after we had watched this video, "You can't listen to them without smiling!"