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Are you into social studies, history, or coonskin caps? Are you wondering whether Davy Crockett was a man or a myth? Get your answers from Josh and Chuck’s podcast, Why was Davy Crocket kind of the wild frontier?, and from a collection of Discovery Education resources listed and linked below.

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K-5: Rabbit Ears: Davy Crockett –¬†Presents the strange adventures of America’s backwoods icon, including the Battle of the Alamo.

K-5: Heroes of American History: Davy Crockett — Biographical information about Davy Crockett.

6-12: Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie, and William Travis —¬†Explains how the three American folk heroes became involved with Texas independence and fought at the Alamo.

9-12: Unsolved History: The Alamo — Examines myths surrounding the battle and the men who fought, including claims about Davy Crockett’s death and Santa Ana’s march.

  1. Nev (Reply) on Monday 19, 2013

    I kinda like social studies but sometimes it’s boring

  2. Wesley (Reply) on Monday 19, 2013

    Should’t it read …Why was Davy Crockett KING of the wild frontier?….NOT KIND of the wild frontier? =( and I am only 13.

    • Jeanette (Reply) on Monday 19, 2013

      Hi Wesley. Yes: it should read “king,” instead of “kind.” Thanks for catching our typo. And, 13 is a great age to be noticing typos and proofreading your own work! I bet your English teacher appreciates your eye.