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Pony Express Lapbook

Pony Express Lapbook

The Pony Express operated for only a short while in the history of the U.S., yet it is a popular component of American history.  Study about the Pony Express’ beginnings, famous people, and why the Pony Express ended in this free Pony Express lapbook.

How to Fold a Lapbook

Library List:
The Story of The Pony Express by R. Conrad Stein – Cornerstones of Freedom
Riding the Pony Express by Clyde Robert Bulla

Activities:
Mail Service Before the Pony Express – Describe what the mail service was like before the Pony Express.
Beginning of the Pony Express – Answer the questions in this flap book about the beginning of the Pony Express.
Russell’s Plan -Describe William Hepburn Russell’s plan for the Pony Express.
Wanted Ad Copywork – Copy the 1860 advertisement and put it inside the envelope.
The Riders – Write about the riders on the Pony Express.
The Paiute War – Discuss the problems the Paiute War caused the Pony Express.
Famous People of the Pony Express – Write about some of the famous people of the Pony Express, including Buffalo Bill Cody and Wild Bill Hickok.
Pony Express Stations – Discuss the differences between home stations and swing stations.
Pony Express Horses – Write about the horses used in the Pony Express.
The Mail – Write about the mail packets delivered by the Pony Express.
The end of the Pony Express -Answer the questions about the end of the Pony Express.

Related Pages:
Pony Express Notebooking Page

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