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Amazing Impossible Erie Canal, The

Amazing Impossible Erie Canal, The

Author: Harness, Cheryl
Weeks: 1
This fun picture book will provide a fascinating glimpse into the construction and workings of the Erie Canal. 32 pages PB Knowledge Box Central families: Use this alongside the Westward Expansion foldables, booklets, and lapbooks. Tapestry of...
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Bound for Oregon

Bound for Oregon

Author: Van Leeuwen, Jean
Weeks: 3
A fictionalized account of the journey made by nine-year-old Mary Ellen Todd and her family from their home in Arkansas westward over the Oregon Trail in 1852. Fine historical fiction that your student is sure to enjoy! 167 pages PB Knowledge Box...
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Buffalo Bill

Buffalo Bill

Author: d'Aulaire, Ingri and Edgar Parin
Weeks: 1
Your youngest students will enjoy this beautiful picture book that tells about Bill Cody and his relationships with Native Americans. Buffalo Bill is considered a frontier icon and reading about his life will bring added dimension to your student's...
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Building an Empire: The Louisiana Purchase

Building an Empire: The Louisiana Purchase

Author: Thompson, Linda
Weeks: 2
The United States purchased approximately 828,000,000 square miles of territory from France, thereby doubling the size of the young republic. Four chapters in this book detail the purchase of this land deal, which is considered one of the most...
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California Gold Rush, The (Cornerstones of Freedom)

California Gold Rush, The (Cornerstones of Freedom)

Author: Stein, R. Conrad
Weeks: 1
Out of the numerous books about the California Gold Rush that we previewed, we felt this one is great because of the abundance of pictures and interesting presentation through text. We think your students will enjoy it too, although they may dwell...
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Fire and Snow

Fire and Snow

Author: Gunderson, J.
Weeks: 1
The rivers of Alaska are flowing with gold, so Ethan and his family leave their comfortable home to seek their fortune. They must brave an avalanche, cross an icy river, and battle a deadly fire before they can decide if the hunt for treasure is...
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Gold Rush in California, The (What Would You Do?)

Gold Rush in California, The (What Would You Do?)

Author: Landau, Elaine
Weeks: 1
This book provides an interesting presentation about the gold rush in California. There are bright pictures on each double page spread, and the explanations hold a young child's attention. At the end of each section is the question "What would you...
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Great Pioneer Projects

Great Pioneer Projects

Author: Dickinson, Rachel
Weeks: 5
What was it like to be an American pioneer during the 1800s? Great Pioneer Projects introduces readers ages 9 and up to the settling of the great American frontier with over 25 hands-on building projects and activities. Young learners build replica...
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Hands-On Rocky Mountains

Hands-On Rocky Mountains

Author: Merrill, Yvonne
Weeks: 5+
Complete instructions for 28 paper projects inspired by historical objects which help tell the story of the settling of the Rocky Mountains. 83 pages PB Knowledge Box Central families: Use this alongside the Westward Expansion foldables, booklets,...
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If You Traveled West in a Covered Wagon

If You Traveled West in a Covered Wagon

Author: Levine, Ellen
Weeks: 2
This book tells you what it was like to be a pioneer and travel west to Oregon in the 1840s." You may be familiar with this series and it's enjoyable narrative style. 80 pages PB Knowledge Box Central families: Use this alongside the Westward...
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Josefina Story Quilt, The

Josefina Story Quilt, The

Author: Coerr, Eleanor
Weeks: 1
While traveling west with her family in 1850, a young girl makes a patchwork quilt chronicling the experiences of the journey and reserves a special patch for her pet hen, Josefina. 64 pages PB Knowledge Box Central families: Use this alongside the...
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Picture Book of Davy Crockett, A

Picture Book of Davy Crockett, A

Author: Adler, David A.
Weeks: 1
Enjoyable picture book biography about this famous frontiersman. Nice pictures and interesting text for your youngest students. 32 pages PB Knowledge Box Central families: Use this alongside the Westward Expansion lapbooks, booklets, and foldables. ...
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Remember the Alamo

Remember the Alamo

Author: Walker, Paul Robert
Weeks: 1
Remember the Alamo presents a fresh look at one of the most famous battles in American history. The story has been told countless times in everything from comic books to feature films. Always it is the brave Americans?Jim Bowie, Davy Crockett,...
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Ten Mile Day and the Building of the Transcontinental Railroad

Ten Mile Day and the Building of the Transcontinental Railroad

Author: Fraser, Mary Ann
Weeks: 1
Read the chronicle of "the race to build the first railroad to cross the North American continent." This picture book is sure to be enjoyed by grammar level students! 40 pages PB Knowledge Box Central families: Use this alongside the...
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They're Off! The Story of the Pony Express

They're Off! The Story of the Pony Express

Author: Harness, Cheryl
Weeks: 1
This book "relates the history of the Pony Express from when it began to carry messages across the American West in April 1860 until the telegraph replaced it in October 1861." Fun illustrations in typical Cheryl Harness style. Unnumbered...
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Wagon Train

Wagon Train

Author: Kramer, Sydelle
Weeks: 1
Follows a wagon trail to California in 1848 as hundreds of pioneers endure great hardships while traveling 2000 miles of wilderness. 48 pages PB Knowledge Box Central families: Use this alongside the Westward Expansion foldables, booklets, and...
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Westward Expansion and Migration

Westward Expansion and Migration

Author: Barden, Cindy and Maria Backus
Weeks: 9
This book is touted for middle-upper grades and the copyright notice states that you can copy for classroom use. There are three main sections to this book: Lewis and Clark Expedition, Westward Expansion and Migration, and Gold Rush. Each page has...
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Westward Ho! An Activity Guide to the Wild West

Westward Ho! An Activity Guide to the Wild West

Author: Laurie Carlson
Weeks: 6
Take your students on any number of learning journeys: join Lewis and Clark on an expedition; journey into the woods with fur traders; or ride a wagon train to the Oregon Territory as you learn how the quest for gold led to a feverish...
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