Daniel Boone Lesson Plan

Instructor: Dana Dance-Schissel

Dana teaches social sciences at the college level and English and psychology at the high school level. She has master's degrees in applied, clinical and community psychology.

Daniel Boone was an American pioneer of great historical significance. This lesson plan uses a text lesson to provide students with key facts about Boone's life, a mapping activity to trace his travels, and a fun game to test students' new-found knowledge.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • outline the life of Daniel Boone
  • map the travels of Daniel Boone
  • analyze the historical significance of the life of Daniel Boone


  • 45 minutes to 1 hour

Curriculum Standards


Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.


Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.


Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.


Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.


Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.


  • Paper copies of the text lesson Daniel Boone Lesson for Kids: Biography & Facts
  • Photocopies of a map of the United States
  • Assorted images of the Shawnee Tribe of Native Americans
  • A worksheet created using the quiz associated with the lesson
  • Four small signs on card stock with 'TRUE' written on one side and 'FALSE' written on the other

Key Vocabulary

  • Daniel Boone
  • Pioneer
  • Cumberland Gap
  • Wilderness Trail

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