Assign students to write an analytical essay on the real Billy the Kid to include the facts and myths associated with him. A bibliography and documentation are required. Students must use a minimum of three interviews from the American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1940. The primary accounts should be compared/contrasted with accounts from a secondary source.
Suggested primary sources:
Do a search for Billy the Kid and read the following interviews:
Do a search for the Lincoln County War and then read the following interview: