Bound for Oregon

Bound for Oregon

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ISBN: 9780140383195
Grades: 5-7

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Load up your covered wagon and join the Todd family as they journey from their comfortable Arkansas home to the great unknown along the Oregon Trail. With only a guide book and their strong faith in God, the Todd family tackles the dangerous two thousand mile journey with courage and a pioneering spirit. Through the eyes of Mary Ellen, we see and experience the difficulties of the Todd family as they encounter rough terrain, broken down wagons, cholera, swollen river beds, and hostile Indians. In spite of all this, nothing will stop them from their dream of a homestead in the bountiful Oregon territory. This book is a great fictional introduction to life on the historical Oregon Trail. It is a great read and is full of concrete historical information to accompany any study of the wild Western Frontier and the pioneers who settled it. The author, Jean Van Leeuwen will draw any reader into the story with the details of life along the Oregon Trail. You can also track the Todd family's progress chapter-by-chapter with the use of the illustrated map provided on the first two pages. Will the Todd family make it to Oregon before winter hits? 167 pgs, pb. - elise

Category Description for America the Beautiful (Gr. 5-8):

Newly revised, this updated edition of America the Beautiful retains everything that made it a favorite to Christian homeschoolers. From its well-organized, user-friendly approach to the vivid images and engaging text, history is brought alive to the reader. History is only the beginning of what this well-planned Notgrass curriculum has to offer. The history is there, of course, in two large (nearly 600 pgs each) hardcover Texts. Part 1 takes the reader from the Native American nations (excellent coverage, by the way) through Reconstruction; Part 2 covers from the late 1800s to the present. Divided into daily lessons (150) and grouped into weekly units (30), the engaging text is written for students to read independently. If you’re emphasizing America’s beauty, it helps to have full-color pictures among the carefully selected artwork, and they do!

Each unit is divided into five lessons. Each of the five lessons has a different focus: Our American Story, God’s Wonder, An American Landmark, An American Biography and Daily Life. Each lesson concludes with a list of activities. Activities may include “thinking biblically" (Scripture copywork or Bible study), vocabulary, map study, literature suggestion, We the People readings, creative writing, timeline work, and a family activity (more about these later). Each lesson also includes optional assignments for the Student Workbook or the Lesson Review book. If this sounds like a lot, keep in mind that this course only really needs a little additional grammar study to be social studies, Bible, and language arts all in one.

The Curriculum Package includes the two texts mentioned above as well as We the People, Answer Key and Literature Guide, along with the Maps and the Timeline books (six books total). The original source reader that accompanies each Notgrass course is one of my favorite parts. We the People provides the same variety books and stories, newspaper articles, documents, poems, journals, memoirs and biographies, speeches, letters, and songs as their other courses, and skimming through it took me for a trip down memory lane and long-ago classroom recitations. It’s obvious that creative planning went into the family activities provided for each unit, for example: Family Commemorative Coins, a Cupcake Factory, an Erie Canal diorama, and a Liberty Bell mosaic give an idea of the breadth of projects.

It’s hard to imagine a thorough study of American history without good map and timeline work. There are no worries here! Maps of America the Beautiful provides both a high-quality map and accompanying assignments for each weekly unit. Corresponding to the chronological development of our country, you’ll find the expected maps (colonies, westward expansion, battles, etc.) but also some more unusual sets-Americas Islands, for example. You’ll want a good set of colored pencils (the authors recommend Prang®) with red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, pink, black, gray, and brown to complete the map assignments. Timeline of America the Beautiful provides an enjoyable timeline-creating experience. Arranged vertically (what a great idea!) on the page, some events are noted, and others are to be carefully written by the student as part of assignments (lines are provided). The Timeline pages from 1000-1490 AD cover 100 years per page. Beginning in 1500, each timeline page covers ten years. Beginning with the year 2000, each page covers 5 years. Larger sized boxes are included for this time-period so children can write family events, or news events as they occur (occurred)--a wonderful way for children to bring history into perspective. Maps and Timeline books are not reproducible. Children will need their own copies.

Two optional supplements coordinate with the course. The Student Workbook has one worksheet for each lesson, literature review questions, and weekly unit tests. Worksheet activities vary and may include crosswords, word searches, matching, rebus stories, fill-in-the-blanks, illustrations, multiple-choice and more. The Lesson Review book provides five questions for daily review and for literature selections as well as unit quizzes. You can choose to use one, both, or neither of these books. Answers to the Student Workbook and the Lesson Review Book are found in the Answer Key and Literature Guide (included in the curriculum package) ~ Janice/Deanne

Primary Subject
History/Geography
Grade Start
5
Grade End
7
ISBN
9780140383195
EAN
051488005995
Binding
Trade Paper
Pages
256
Edition
Illustrated
Language
English
Ages
8 to 12
Audience
Juvenile
Awards
Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award ( NOMINATED FOR AN AWARD ) 1996 ; Iowa Children's Choice Award ( NOMINATED FOR AN
Author
Jean Van Leevwen
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Puffin Books
Weight
0.3 (lbs.)
Dimensions
7.5" x 5.5" x 0.5"
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To see if it interest my daughter
Andrea B on Jul 23, 2022
To go with America the Beautiful curriculum
RAY H on Jul 5, 2022
To see if it interest my daughter
Andrea B on Jul 23, 2022
7th grade reader
Amy G on Jul 7, 2022
To go with America the Beautiful curriculum
RAY H on Jul 5, 2022
I purchased this as a read aloud for unit 3 of The Good and the Beautiful History Year 3.
Amanda W on Jul 14, 2021
To read along with our 6th grade History curriculum (Veritas self-paced 1815-Present)
Jennifer B on Sep 25, 2020
Studying WA state
Nola S on Jul 24, 2020
We chose this book to go with our history program.
Heidi F on Jul 21, 2020
I needed this to complete my MFW Exploration to 1850 set.
JENNIFER W on Sep 13, 2019
Chose this because it goes with America the Beautiful History course by Notgrass.
Karen J on Jun 16, 2018
curriculum recommends it as a read aloud
Katie S on Mar 27, 2018
Suggested by curriculum
Heather E on Aug 9, 2017
Recommended by My Father's World
User on Aug 2, 2016
7th grade reader
Amy G on Jul 7, 2022
I purchased this as a read aloud for unit 3 of The Good and the Beautiful History Year 3.
Amanda W on Jul 14, 2021
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Loved it!
Our family really enjoyed this book. It included hardship and faith. It was not in any way preachy. Beautifully written.
June 3, 2016
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