Childrens books about westward expansion

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Popular Westward Expansion Books

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Popular Westward Expansion Books

It can be fun but tricky to teach about the westward expansion for kids. The topic is generally pretty fascinating to kids, but they can also have a hard time grasping the tremendous hardships endured and courage required. Below are gripping, kid-friendly books on the westward expansion for kids -- from the Santa Fe Trail and Oregon trail to life on the frontier for children and adults. The children's books below do a great job of capturing the adventure, hardships, rewards and struggles of life on the pioneer trail. Books for younger children are appropriately more upbeat, and it is not until upper elementary and middle school grades that students begin to read accounts of the terrible hardships and tragedies that some pioneers endured. Note: The interest age increases as you move down the page.

Conestoga Wagons. Richard Ammon. Holiday House, Named for the Conestoga Valley in Pennsylvania, these were the main long-distance vehicle in America from This book explains how they were built and driven and their historical significance. Picture Book. Name required.

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Find this book: Amazon This is a great story through which the Native American culture during the Westward Expansion of the United States is realistically and sympathetically portrayed. A band of Ojibwa old name: Anishinabe live on an island in Lake Superior and we are witness to much of the custom and ritual, successes and tragedies of these people who lived so closely bound to the earth. The book is a National Book Award finalist. It makes an excellent read-aloud choice for children as young as third grade and should appeal to students all the way up through seventh grade, at least. Read More in our Featured Book Teachers Guide with discussion questions, extension activities, related books and links. Grades 2 - 4 Dandelions by Eve Bunting. Illustrated by Greg Shed.

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  1. This page lists fantastic books on the American Westward Expansion for kids. Make pioneer stories and frontier life lesson plans come alive with these great.

  2. Results 1 - 20 of This American History Bundle covers nine social studies units for U.S. History. You will find informational text, activities, crafts, reading.

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