Literature Guide for The Great Horse-Less Carriage Race, by Michael Dooling
Social Studies – History, U.S. History, Literature
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Printables
The Great Horse-less Carriage Race Informational Text
by Author & Illustrator Michael Dooling
Worksheets include: characters, plot, setting, character traits, themes, cause/effect, conflict/resolution, response to text, and summarizing. Based on the very popular book The Great Horse-less Carriage Race, this packet includes an article, ready to print student worksheets with answers, pioneer drawing activity, racecourse map, period advertisements, extension activities, related web sites and teacher instructions.
Imagine it is the year 1895 and the big question on your mind is: will the horse-less carriage really replace the horse-and-carriage? The Great Horse-less Carriage Race was sponsored by The Chicago Times-Herald. The newspaper wanted to prove that the horse-less carriage was a better mode of transportation than the horse-and-carriage. Many people were skeptical of this new and strange machine. They thought it was just a fad and motors would never replace the horse.