2 Learner Expectations Content Standard: 5.0 History involves people, events, and issues. Students will evaluate evidence to develop comparative and causal analyses, and to interpret primary sources. They will construct sound historical arguments and perspectives on which informed decisions in contemporary life can be based.5.12 Identify major events, people, and patterns in Tennessee.
3 In this activity you will: Learn about the life and times of Tennessee Frontiersman, Davy CrockettCreate a paragraph relating information about the life of famous Tennessean, Davy Crockett.
4 David “Davy” CrockettDavid “Davy” Crockett was born on August 17,1786 in what is now Greene County, Tennessee.During the years 1798 to 1802, Davy Crockett works driving cattle in the state of Virginia.
5 Education of Davy Crockett Davy Crockett worked at a young age, and his education amounted to about 100 days of study.He did not learn to read and write until the age of 18.
6 The YearsIn 1806, Davy marries Polly “Whirlwind” Finley. She later dies after the birth of their second child.After Polly’s death, he marries a widow named Elizabeth Patton.
7 Early War and Political Years Scout under General Jackson in the War of 1812.Commander of a battalionin the Creek Indian War.Served in the state legislatureat the age of 35.Elected to Congress in 1826.
8 The Alamo In 1835, Davy sets out for Texas. In 1836, Davy battles for the independence of Texas.In March, 1836, Davy Crockett, along with 139 others, dies at the Battle of the Alamo.
9 Writing ActivityWrite a paragraph relating information that you have learned about the life and times of Davy Crockett.Listen to theBallad ofDavyCrockett