- The word rodeo wasn’t used frequently until the 1920s. Before this, it was referred to as “cowboy contests.”
- Modern rodeo comes from activities performed on ranches back in the 1700s.
- Rodeo events include calf roping, steer busting, steer wrestling, and bull riding/saddle bronco riding.
- There are two types of rodeo contests: speed and score.
- The animals used in rodeos are domesticated, and their behavior during a rodeo is provoked.
- Bull riding is the most popular rodeo contest.
- The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) run all professional rodeos. It was originally known as the Cowboy Turtles Association.
- The Professional Women’s Rodeo Association was founded in 1987.
BEFORE YOU GO
– Show videos of the different rodeo events:
– Research the various events.
– Create a timeline for the history of rodeo.
– Understand how competitors are scored.
– Events in a rodeo
– History of a rodeo
– Rules of the competition
– Scoring procedures
– Calf: (noun) young of domestic cattle (cow)
– Rodeo: (noun) an exhibition or content in which cowboys show their skill at riding broncos, roping calves, wrestling steers, etc.; (noun) a roundup of cattle on a ranch for branding, counting, etc.; (verb) compete in a rodeo
– Steer: (noun) mature, male bull or ox
– Data compilation
– Information analysis
– Listening skills
– Math computation and operations
– Note taking
– Organizing information into a timeline
– Researching key information
– Verbal communication
– Vocabulary development