Fourth graders demonstrate knowledge of the size of a wagon by making several different predictions. They develop a list of items that pioneers would need while traveling on a wagon train.
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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
If You Traveled West In A Covered Wagon
Fourth graders complete pre reading, writing, during reading, and interdisciplinary activities for the book If You Traveled West In A Covered Wagon. In this reading lesson plan, 4th graders complete journal entries, go over vocabulary,...
4th English Language Arts
Wells Fargo History Museum: Curriculum Guide
Learn about the California Gold Rush from an institution that has been in place since the early days of the American West: Wells Fargo History Museum. From domain-specific vocabulary review to group research projects, an expansive packet...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Wagons Ho! Hard Times! Hard Choices!
You have just hit the lesson plan jackpot! This isn't just a lesson, it's a ten-day unit covering westward expansion, pioneer life, and the Oregon Trail. Activities include baking, model building, role-play, newspaper writing, science...
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Deserts, Plains, and Mountains; oh my! Westward Migration
Fourth graders explore the early U.S. west. In this westward migration lesson plan, 4th graders participate in 6 classroom activities that require them to research and experience the westward expansion of the United States.
4th Visual & Performing Arts