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The Killing of the Buffalo Lesson:

WRITING FRAMES:


Question 1
In 1870 the way in which the buffalo were killed changed. Carefully explain what this change was and the effect it had.


This question mentions a change. Therefore it involves something which was happening before and something which happened after.

Introduction:
Begin by
a) identifying the new rifle which was made
b) describing the way the buffalo had been killed up until this new rifle being made
c) describing the way the buffalo were killed after this new rifle was made
Paragraph 1
• Go into more detail about the first type of hunting or running as it was called.
• Mention how this was similar and different to the native American way.
• Describe how Buffalo Bill did this.

Paragraph 2
• Go into more detail about the second type of hunting or ‘stand’.
• Describe how the buffalo responded to this

Conclusion
Go into detail about the effect that this change had on the buffalo and what this meant to the native Americans of the Plains.


Question 2
In 1870 a discovery was made which resulted in the buffalo being killed in large numbers. Carefully explain what this discovery was and the effect it had.


This question mentions a discovery. It concerns what happened as a result of this discovery.

Introduction:
Begin by
a) describing the new discovery
b) describing why the buffalo had been killed up until this discovery
c) describing why the buffalo were killed after this discovery

Paragraph 1
• Go into more detail about the hunting parties before 1870
• Go into more detail about the killing for meat before 1870
• Mention the effect on the number of buffalo

Paragraph 2
• Go into more detail about the new discovery
• Explain the effect on the number of buffalo

Conclusion
Go into detail about the effect that this discovery had on the buffalo and what this meant to the native Americans of the Plains.

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