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Heading West : Life with the Pioneers, 21 Activities - Pat McCarthy

Heading West

Life with the Pioneers, 21 Activities


Published: 1st August 2009
For Ages: 9 - 12 years old
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Tracing the vivid saga of Native American and pioneer men, women, and children, this guide covers the colonial beginnings of the westward expansion to the last of the homesteaders in the late 20th century. Dozens of firsthand accounts from journals and autobiographies of the era form a rich and detailed story that shows how life in the backwoods and on the prairie mirrors modern life in many ways—children attended school and had daily chores, parents worked hard to provide for their families, and communities gathered for church and social events. More than 20 activities are included in this engaging guide to life in the west, including learning to churn butter, making dip candles, tracking animals, playing Blind Man’s Bluff, and creating a homestead diorama.

Time line -- Introduction : itchy feet and moving West -- Exploring the West. Make a tepee -- Native Americans in your state -- The trip West. Be a modern-day pioneer -- On the trails of the pioneers -- A journal on your trip West -- Pioneer homes. Build a log cabin -- Log cabin diorama -- Apple butter -- Cornbread -- Community life. Advertise free land in the West -- Who am I? -- Community poster -- Pioneer men. Tracking animals -- Make maple snow candy -- Pioneer women. Churn your own butter -- Dip candles -- An old-fashioned taffy pull -- Pioneer children. Blindman's bluff -- Letter to a friend back home -- Clothespin doll -- Moonwinder -- The end of the pioneer era.

ISBN: 9781613741993
ISBN-10: 1613741995
For Ages: 9 - 12 years old
For Grades: 4 - 7
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 1st August 2009
Publisher: Chicago Review Press