Engage students through media while exploring the history of the cowboy in American media and how those traditions continue today.
Students will look at and analyze a variety of media including a short movie clip, a country music video, and country/western music. Students will look at common tropes and themes found in the cowboy myth such as gunfights, rodeo, cattle roping, and outlaws.
Includes both PPT and Google Slides Editions
✎ Suggested Media Links
✎ 50 Slide PPT
✎ Key Song Lyrics
✎The Iconography of the Cowboy
✎ The Cowboy in American Culture