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Armadillo Rodeo

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Reading/Language Arts

The sport of rodeo has a vocabulary all its own. Define rodeo words and find-out how the rodeo got started at Texas Monthly Ranch Magazine.

The first cowboys were Mexican men that took care of cattle. Read a brief history of cowboys in America.
At the Word Ranch Activity Page, decide how many syllables are in each cowboy word.

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Math

Did you know that a horse's height is measured in "hands?" Use your "number sense" to figure-out just how tall the horses are on the Measuring-Up Activity Page.

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Science

Take a look at the beautiful wildflowers of Texas. Many Native American legends include wildflowers because of their brilliant colors.
The nine banded armadillo is a fascinating creature. The species was first reported in Texas in 1854. Did you realize that armadillos are the only mammal that regularly give birth to quadruplets?

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Social Studies

Horses are amazing animals. Explore the Horsefun web pages. Solve a few horse puzzles and master the horse facts. When you think you are ready, take the Horsefun test.
Texas Trivia - Discover interesting facts like the state small mammal and the favorite Texan dish. Test your knowledge by taking a multiple choice quiz on Texas official facts.

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Music/Art/Drama

Enjoy the melody and lyrics to the song "Deep in the Heart of Texas."
The Texas Two Step is a popular partner dance. Get a friend to practice the steps.
Jan Brett will show you how to draw an armadillo. All you need is a pencil and paper.

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