Social Studies Mentor Text: Buffalo Hunt - Ideas By Jivey: For the Classroom

Social Studies Mentor Text: Buffalo Hunt

I am linking up with the Collaboration Cuties to tell you about a new-to-me book that I'll be using next week! I got this book in the mail from my bestest bloggy buddy, Joanne from Head Over Heels for Teaching! She saw it, thought of me, and mailed it to sweet is that?? Just one more reason why the blogging community rocks! :o)
This book, Buffalo Hunt, is written on a much higher level than what most of my kids could read by themselves, and it's a pretty long book so I won't read it all, but there are definitely some parts of it I am going to read aloud and they are going to LOVE it. Every year when we talk about the Plains Indians, we talk about how they hunted buffalo (of course) and how they didn't waste any part of the buffalo. They always want to know details- what does that mean? What did they use everything for?? Welllllll, this book tells you! My kids are gonna freak! As I read, I'm going to give them this graphic:
I got this graphic from the Idea Book found here (in case you want to use it, too!) - I'll have my students highlight anything they hear me talk about as I read. The book goes into more details- including the uses for the insides, too. My boys are going to think I'm the coolest. Ha!

Since I'll be using this book next week, I want to also link this up with Mrs. Laffin's Laughings- today is the first day of her new linky party! :)

I hope you all have an excellent week! :o)


  1. I just found this book in my stash as I was trying to find more legends to read at the beginning of each class. I also thought that it was a little to hard to read all of it, but I'll take another look and pick out bits and pieces. Are you linking it to my linky?

    Fifth in the Middle

  2. I love this. Sometimes all it takes to win those boys over is a little bit of gross stuff! What a great lesson.
    :) Erin
    I'm Lovin Lit

  3. I'm always thinking of you!! :O) I'm so glad it adds to your curriculum and an added bonus: your boys will love it! That diagram is perfect!
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

  4. I already own this book! I love rediscovering resources! Yay, for showing that graphic of how the buffalo was used! I'm adding it all to my Native American unit :)

    There is also a really catching video with a song on the History Channel's website! The video is only 2 minutes long and you can preview it here. My fifth graders loved it last year... It goes over the same type of facts but the graphics and music are pretty catchy! It'd be a great review!

    My Shoe String Life
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  5. The diagram is great! I will have to check out this book, it's a new one for me :)
    Doodling Around in 6th Grade

  6. This book sounds amazingly gross -- I'm sure the boys will LOVE it! Are there other Native American groups mentioned in it? We study the Woodland, Ojibwe, and Potawotamie groups here in Wisconsin. (The whole year is about Wisconsin history. I'm so jealous that you get to go into other topics...)

    Thanks for linking up! I hope to see you again next Sunday.

    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

  7. Oooo, this book looks fun! They will totally love it! I'll have to check it out!

    Thanks for linking up Jivey!
    Collaboration Cuties

  8. This looks like a great book!! I love that organizer you found about the body parts and what they are used for.
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  9. This looks great and you're right...boys will love it! The grosser the better.
    Thanks so much for linking it to's now in my files there where I'll be able to locate it....hopefully! lol


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