Skills

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The 4th of July in Colorado

Vocabulary

agriculture
compete
cooperation
crop
irrigation
officially
quality
ranch
rodeo
stampede

industry related to raising crops or livestock
strive against another to achieve a goal
working together
plants that are grown for human consumption
watering crops by artificial means
formal, recognized by proper authorities
characteristic or trait
large farm where animals are raised
competition featuring cowboy skills and events
sudden rush of herd animals

Reading Time

Click here to read the article

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.

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.

Answers

1. a

2. b

3. false

4. false

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