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The 4th of July in Colorado

Short excerpt from America's Library:

The Fourth of July in Colorado

Many American cities have rodeos but Greeley, Colorado, has the "Worlds' Largest Fourth of July Rodeo."

I. Vocabulary words from this article:

agriculture

compete

cooperation

crop

irrigation

officially

quality

ranch

rodeo

stampede

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II. Pre-Reading Questions

What do you know about rodeos?

In which part of the U.S. are most of these events held?

III. Reading Time

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The 4th of July in Colorado
from America's Library (www.americaslibrary.gov)

When you have finished reading, return to this page and answer the questions below.

IV. Post-Reading Questions

1. Who was Horace Greeley?

a. a newspaperman

b. a Western reporter

c. a local farmer

d. founder of a town

2. Which is a major crop in the Greeley area?

a. corn

b. potatoes

c. agriculture

d. strawberries

True or False

3. Greeley, Colorado was named after its founder.

4. In 1922, the Greeley rodeo was an event for only local residents.

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Last updated: 15 February, 2010 02:43:16