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18 resources with the keyterm pioneer

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Map Scale and the Pioneer Journey

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders, using a map, ruler and calculator, determine the distance the pioneers traveled from Nauvoo, Ill. to the Salt Lake Valley.
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Wagons West!

For Teachers 5th - 8th
The first pioneers faced many obstacles on their journey west. Middle schoolers read different historical fiction texts (ideas are provided), make connections, and complete a detailed packet (included). Reading guides, journal ideas, and...
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Sodbusters!

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students study American settlers, how and where they lived by observing images. They investigate how the settlers used sod to build houses that were adaptable to the plains environment. They compare living in a sod homes with their home.
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Spanish Fork Community

For Teachers 8th
Five basic facts about the Spanish Fork Community are introduced. Also provided are questions, interesting images, and facts to start points of discussion about the pioneers.
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The Oregon Trail

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars discuss migration and reasons people came across the Oregon trail. Students create a time line of important events along the Oregon trail. A Historical Time Line is included for student use. Young scholars work in small...
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Pioneers Heading West

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students brainstorm, analyze, compare and contrast, and illustrate accomplishments of pioneers of the west. Students identify and interpret the Pacific Northwest pioneers. Students present their final projects to the class , including...
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The Pioneer in You

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders explore life as a western and space pioneer, decide which they would prefer, and why. Students work with a partner gathering information and completing a classroom chart, given. From there, Students create an oral...
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A Picture is Worth...

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students use their photo analysis skills to gain an understanding of what pioneer life in Canada may have been like by examining historical photos. Students are then given an opportunity to present their findings to the class in a...
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Westward Expansion

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders explore the components of the Westward Movement in the United States. Understanding the past and the linkages it has to the present is the intended goal of this seventeen day unit.
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The Great Migration

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Pupils research the migration of African Americans from the South.
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Crossing the Oregon Trail

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Learners become familiar with the sacrifices that the migrants endured crossing the plains to the west. They experience some of the problem solving that the pioneers faced and pay the natural consequences of their choices.
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John Fitch: Pioneer Steamboat Inventor

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students explore the transportation revolution brought about through the use of steam power to move boats over water. They practice note taking skills by taking notes from an article.
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Family Life

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students investigate the lives of families in two different centuries. They compare the 1600's to the 1800's. Students write an essay about the differences and how they developed in history. Special attention is paid to the external...
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A Pioneer Journal

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders take on the persona of a pioneer boy or girl. They write a fictional series of journal entries describing, from a child's view, some of the events, hardships and adventures of the trek west
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Playing Store Without Money -- The Barter System in Pio

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders explore how the pioneers had wants and needs in Utah in the 1840's, 50's, and 60's, but the lack of cash severely dampened the economy. The influx of even a little cash went a long way toward building Utah's economy.
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Pioneer Job Application

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders write a job application letter for a job of the pioneer era, either specifically for Utah and the West or for any job current in America at that time.
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Pushing the Boundaries: The Pioneer Spirit

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders recognize how social reform occurred at the turn of the century. Through a debate, 11th graders determine advantages and drawbacks of traveling west using original sources and descriptions of the attitudes, beliefs, and...
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Map Scale and the Pioneer Journey

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders use a map, ruler and calculato to determine the distance the pioneers traveled from Nauvoo, Ill. to the Salt Lake Valley.