Pioneers Teaching Theme – Lesson Plans, Printables, Teaching Ideas & Activities

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Related Themes: Laura Ingalls Wilder • The Oregon Trail

Pioneers Unit
Includes the lessons: Making A Wagon, Wagon Trail And Tribulations, Map to Fort Laramie, Poems Along The Trail, Pioneer Checkers Game, and Culmination: Time Capsule Reflection.

Westward Expansion Unit 
Focus: Students will investigate the pioneer movement: modes of transportation, reasons for moving, people involved, and the life in general.

Pioneer Covered Wagon 
Use a milk carton to make this miniature version of a covered wagon driven by pioneers many years ago.

Pioneer Girl & Boy Paper Doll Printables

A Pioneer’s Journey to the Frontier 
This page was designed by 4th and 5th graders for other elementary students. It includes information about early American Pioneers who traveled to the frontiers, recipes, pioneer music, projects, quizzes, and more.

Pioneer Life in America 
Two 4th grade students put this site together to share facts and resources about pioneer life.

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