Heritage: For Some Must Push and Some Must Pull
Pupils discuss modes of transportation of pioneers, listen to one of the handcart stories, build model handcart out of paper, and sing 'The Handcart Song.'
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
Liberty Theme Park Project
Invite your young historians to demonstrate how the American Revolution truly was one crazy ride after another as they design a theme park! This unique and engaging project prompts learners to consider major events leading up to and...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Little House on the Prairie
Hop into a covered wagon and follow Laura Ingalls Wilder through the Midwest. A series of lessons based on Little House on the Prairie encourages young pioneers to see the world through Laura's eyes as they map her journey, discuss the...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Westward Expansion: Image and Reality
As your young historians study Westward Expansion, practice in-depth primary source analysis with the documents and guidelines presented in this resource. They will examine a lithograph and excerpts from two letters written by a Nebraska...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Impact of Westward Expansion on Indigenous Populations
Young scholars study the impact of westward expansion on Native American populations. They create a diorama of a Native American scene, write imaginary letters as a pioneer child reflecting on his/her experiences, and create story...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History