Intermediate Guided Reading Lesson
Students explore pioneer life. In this United States westward expansion history lesson, students complete the first part of a KWL about traveling in a covered wagon. Students read If You Travel West in a Covered Wagon by Ellen Levine,...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History
Survival Challenge: Would You Make It?
Students face a challenge. In this survival lesson, 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 and...
5th - 6th Social Studies & History
Horse and Rider: The Pony Express in Utah
Students examine the geography of Utah and the Pony Express in Utah. In this Utah and Pony Express lesson, students examine background information before completing mapping and art activities about the purpose and routes of the Pony...
4th - 12th Social Studies & History
Movin' West: The Hard Life of Pioneers
Third graders examine the life of the pioneers moving westward through literature, primary sources and other activities. In this pioneer activity, 3rd graders become familiar with the Paiute Indians and their basket making and writing.
3rd English Language Arts