Surviving the Journey: Story of the Oregon Trail (Adventures on the American Frontier)
Imagine leaving your home and moving across the country to a new life on the unknown frontier. That's exactly what thousands of people did in the mid 1800s when they traveled along the Oregon Trail, chasing their dreams of a better life out West. Lively language, historical illustrations, and primary source journal entries from settlers help readers feel as if they were a part of the journey. Meets Common Core critical thinking standards, and provides strong ties to social studies standards on westward expansion.
Nurture your little history buff's interest with engaging stories about real American heroes and events. I was drawn into the tales of Lewis and Clark and Sacajawea, the builders of the transcontinental railroad, early California and the gold miners, and the brave souls who ventured west on the Oregon Trail. While much was familiar, I learned some new nuggets of America's history. The books have colorful illustrations, interesting sidebars and little notes scattered here and there. In the back of each is a timeline & glossary, additional reading suggestions, online things to explore and a few questions to test your child's reading comprehension which can be used as writing prompts. 32pp, sc. ~ Sara