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The Oregon Trail : the journey across the country from Lewis and Clark to the Transcontinental railroad

by Gibson, Karen Bush,

Format: Print Book 2017
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
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Hampton Community Library Juvenile Non-Fiction J 978 GIB
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Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Non-fiction J 978 GIBSON
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Collection  Juvenile Non-fiction
 
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Whitehall Public Library Easy Nonfiction ENF 978 G358
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Summary

Westward ho! If you travel across certain parts of the United States, you can still see wagon wheel ruts where people crossed the west in search of more opportunity and better lives more than 200 years ago! The Oregon Trail: The Journey Across the Country from Lewis and Clark to the Transcontinental Railroad offers readers ages 9 to 12 a fascinating look at the explorers and settlers who traveled this route during the westward expansion of the United States.

When America received its independence in 1776, the new country was made up of 13 colonies that became the United States of America. European immigrants continued to arrive in the new country, eager to make new lives for themselves and their families. By 1803, there were 17 states and a need for even more space. The United States doubled its land area with the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. President Thomas Jefferson commissioned the Corps of Discovery to explore and map a territory that had only been seen by fur trappers and the Native Americans who lived there. The expedition into the American west, more popularly known as the Lewis and Clark expedition, left from Independence, Missouri for more than two years of exploration that produced a route for American settlers to take. The route was the Oregon Trail, also known as the Oregon and California Trail.

In The Oregon Trail: The Journey Across the Country from Lewis and Clark to the Transcontinental Railroad, readers ages 9 to 12 can delve into the explorations of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark and other explorers. They can learn about the more than half a million people who followed during the nineteenth century. What challenges did these pioneers face on the 2,170-mile journey? How were Native American tribes and nations affected by this mass migration? Primary sources allow readers to feel like a part of the Oregon Trail experience while biographical sidebars will introduce the compelling people who were part of this time in U.S. history. Investigative, hands-on projects and critical thinking activities such as writing a treaty and researching artistic impressions of the Oregon Trail invite readers to further their understanding of life on the trail, early towns and forts, and the Transcontinental Railroad that followed the wagons into new lands and territories that would eventually become states.

Nomad Press books in the Build It Yourself series integrate content with participation. Common Core State Standards, the Next Generation Science Standards, and STEM Education all place project-based learning as key building blocks in education. Combining content with inquiry-based projects stimulates learning and makes it active and alive. Nomad's unique approach simultaneously grounds kids in factual knowledge while allowing them the space to be curious, creative, and critical thinkers.

Additional Information
Series "Build it yourself" series.
Subjects Pioneers -- Oregon National Historic Trail -- Social life and customs -- Juvenile literature.
Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.) -- Juvenile literature.
Overland journeys to the Pacific -- Juvenile literature.
Pioneers -- Oregon National Historic Trail.
Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.)
Overland journeys to the Pacific.
Oregon National Historic Trail -- Juvenile literature.
Oregon National Historic Trail.
Instructional and educational works.
Publisher White River Junction, VT :2017
Contributors Casteel, Tom, illustrator.
Language English
Description vii, 120 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 27 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9781619305724
1619305720
9781619305762
1619305763
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