Westward Ho!! Build Your Own Covered Wagon
Fourth graders discover the actual size and volume of the covered wagon used by the pioneers by measuring and tracing the actual size of a wagon. They compare and contrast present day transportation to the covered wagons used in the 19th century.
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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
Stamp Stories of Westward Expansion
What a fantastic project idea for discussing not only the history of America's expansion into the West, but for reviewing any major unit of history in your class. Pupils build stamp collections to visually represent themes of the unit,...
4th - 7th 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 of the United States
How did early American pioneers decide what to take with them on their journeys, and what was their traveling experience like? Here you'll find a collection of activities to help you explore Westward Expansion with your young learners.
3rd - 5th 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
Create Your Own Samurai Helmet
A samurai helmet can be both menacing and beautiful. Your class will learn about the artistry found in Japanese artifacts. They'll use origami and brightly colored paper to create miniature helmets, just like those worn by the samurai of...
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts