Pioneer Life: Food
Students investigate the types of food the pioneers ate, and how they prepared and preserved their meals. They explore websites, view video diaries from PBS Frontier Life, read recipes, and complete a crossword puzzle.
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Survival Challenge: Would You Make It?
Students face a challenge. In this survival instructional activity, students discover the hardships faced by the pioneers who moved west and see if they would survive a similar situation. They discuss essential items they need to survive...
5th - 6th Social Studies & History
Quilt Making and Copland's Rodeo
Kids make quilts as they learn about pioneer life and the concept of tempo. The Aaron Copland piece, Rodeo is used to convey rhythm and tempo in music. As the children discuss tempo and rhythm, they also discuss what life was like for...
K - 2nd Visual & Performing Arts
1854: A Real-Life Little House Story
Eighth graders discover that Laura Ingalls Wilder's novel Little House in the Big Woods made life on the Wisconsin frontier real to thousands of young readers. They examine a 5-page memoir of a pioneer girlhood in Wisconsin that's as...
8th Social Studies & History