PBS LearningMedia video collection explores life of Daniel Boone


Kentucky Educational Television (KET) and PBS LearningMedia is offering a collection of video resources exploring the life of Daniel Boone.

The series of videos designed for grades 9-12 traces Boone’s life from his birth near Reading, Pa., in 1734 through his years in Kentucky and to his death in St. Charles County, Mo., in 1820. The resources feature Boone’s early explorations of Kentucky, his first attempt at settlement, the Treaty of Sycamore Shoals, the opening of the Wilderness Road, the Revolutionary War in Kentucky and the Ohio Valley and Boone’s later life as a surveyor, tavern keeper and even a legislator in Virginia.

Support materials include a teacher’s guide with discussion questions, vocabulary and activities.

Visit KET’s website to access the videos.