Students learn about different animals in the American West that provided clothes, food, homes, tools, and transportation to different people long ago by looking at images from the Autry Museum's collection. Students draw a picture and write about their favorite animal.
Lesson and Resources
Lesson: Animals of the American West Lesson K-2; Spanish
Student Response Sheet: Animals of the American West Lesson K-2 Fillable Student Response Sheet; Spanis
Teaching Tips for Different Learning Environments
Whole Class In-Person Learning: Teacher presents Part 1. Cut out Part 2 and have students individually or in groups match. Or have students walk around and find their match.
Whole Class Distance Learning: Teacher shows a part of an animal. Students go around home and see what they think they could make with it. Share out.
Associated Education Resources
Educational Programs at the Autry are sponsored by:
PHYLLIS H. BARBATO • MOLLY AND NEAL H. BROCKMEYER • FRANK H. COUNTNER AND SUSAN L. COUNTNER • DWIGHT STUART YOUTH FUND • EDISON INTERNATIONAL • DAVID F. EISENBERG • GEORGINA-FREDRICK CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION•THE KENNETH T. AND EILEEN L. NORRIS FOUNDATION • MAX H. GLUCK FOUNDATION • CHRISTY AND STEVE MCAVOY • ANN C. RONUS AND ROBERT E. RONUS • THE STEINMETZ FOUNDATION • VIRGINIA F. STEVENSON • UNION BANK • U.S. BANK