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"Jim's first-class songwriting, musicianship, historical research and superb graphics combine for an effective and enjoyable way for students to grasp this segment of our heritage."

Ted Thorne, retired Principal, Millarville and Longview

one of Canada's Outstanding Principals, 2007 

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  • The Cowboy Code - morals/behaviours

  • decimation of Buffalo - impact

  • acquiring Rupert's Land - new era

  • NorthWest Mounted Police -the law

  • Jerry Potts - NWMP guide

  • coming of cattle - new era

  • coming of cowboys - new era

  • cattle drives - tough jobs


  • roundups - before the fences

  • John Ware - 1st black cowboy in AB

  • First Nations Chiefs - great men

  • The Last Best West' - immigration plan

  • coming of homesteaders - new era

  • formation of settlements - new era

  • Calgary Stampede - celebrate an era

  • western traditions today - preserving

Topics touched on . . . 

Students, staff, parents and audiences will have fun hearing the wind, smelling the sage and feeling the trail-dust through Jim's award-winning songwriting.

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Singer/Songwriter & Teaching Artist

A Social Studies Presentation