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  • Item #: 016820
    ISBN: 9781416967460
    Retail: $7.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.95

    Follow Delicious, her daddy, mother, and seven siblings as they haul a wagon full of fruit trees from Iowa to Oregon! While this story is what the author Deborah Hopkinson calls a "mostly tall tale," it is based on a true story of a man and his family who brought their apple trees with them on this big move. Read about them crossing rivers and desert accompanied by beautiful illustrations from Nancy Carpenter. 31 pages, sc. – Laura

  • Item #: 013506
    ISBN: 9780870045110
    Retail: $12.95
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      “They branded the land [beyond Missouri], ‘The Great American Desert,’ and forgot it.” This is what many of the contemporary frontiersmen, the generation living in the Missouri Valley, thought of the land to the west in the early 1800’s. But this line of thought changed in the Winter of 1842. Driven by economic despair, widespread illness, and incurable restlessness, 5,000 Missouri settlers decided to leave. The trip across the American West was fraught with mortal dangers, including uncharted land, vicious climates, unpredictable Indians, and inexperienced companions. As well-known editor, Horace Greeley, stated when he heard of the plan, “This migration… to Oregon wears an aspect of insanity.” However, the group had one quality working in their favor: an unshakable dream.

      This book tells the fascinating story of the thousands of everyday men, women, and children who departed from Missouri to find a better life in Oregon. Beginning with the background of the trip, brief excerpts of some of the more notable travelers, and the planning stage, the majority of the text is divided into short chapters, each covering a week of the journey. The primary focus of the book is informational: each chapter of the eventful narrative is littered with historical quotes, journals, and other rich primary sources which bring the event to life. This contemporary focus serves to thoroughly enrich the read and provide excellent historical context. Containing a wealth of fascinating history in a digestible format, this superb look at the beginning of the Westward Expansion is valuable as both an individual read and a high-school U.S. History supplement. ~ Stephen

  • Item #: 071697
    ISBN: 9780531221679
    Retail: $7.95
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    This book blends together fiction and non-fiction, as we time travel back to the Oregon Trail with young, hip children who join in the historical event. Adventures ensue, and young readers will imagine they are transported back in time. Modern illustrations, simple timeline, maps, and illuminating sidebars provide a captivating look at life during the Western Expansion. Helpful glossary included. 31 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 001482
    ISBN: 9780140383195
    Retail: $6.99
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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

  • Item #: 006493
    ISBN: 9781420680003
    Retail: $10.99
    Rainbow Price: $8.75

    Help kids learn the states and capitals with this easy-to-follow workbook. The book teaches the states and capitals using regions and hints, then shows students how to do a report on the states they are studying. Handy reference pages, such as lists of state capitals and famous people from various states, are provided. States are divided into five regions: west, southwest, midwest, northeast and southeast. For example, with the Pacific coast states, students learn capitals and when the states joined the U.S. They are given hints like "COW" to remember California, Oregon, and Washington. Later there is a test which recalls these hints. All answers are in the back, and kids are encouraged to use these to check their work. You could remove them if you wanted to check their work yourself and assign a grade.

    When it comes to the State Report writing, a page of clear instruction steers kids in the right direction on these topics: gathering information, note cards, keeping track of sources, introducing your state, location map, history, geography, population, cities, natural resources, climate, government, education, economy, employment, points of interest, famous people, state quarter (money), personal recommendations and final touches. Sounds thorough, doesn't it? A checklist guides kids in their writing. All in all, this is a useful writing guide and review of U.S. geography. Reproducible. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 026632
    ISBN: 9780380709236
    Retail: $6.99
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    This lighthearted book is about a young girl named Emily. She is growing up on a farm in Oregon with her mom and dad before the automobile age. Emily's spunky mom always teases Emily about her vivid imagination, but when Emily proposes that a library be built in their small town, her mom readily agrees. With funny stories and easy to read text, this book is a joy to read. Black and white sketches are scattered throughout the book. 222 pgs, pb, by Beverly Cleary. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 030064
    Retail: $9.99
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    I have very fond memories of playing this computer game as a child, so I was excited to take a look at this new and updated edition. I wasn't disappointed, as this edition is even more fun and exciting than the original. It's also a ton more educational than it used to be as well. For those who aren't familiar, this is a game where players fill a wagon with people and supplies and then head West on the historic Oregon Trail. Like real people who traveled the trail, you run into problems like food and water shortages, broken wagon parts, flooded rivers, illness and injuries, stolen supplies, bad weather, getting lost, and more. The game is more realistic than is used to be, as players get more choices on supplies to bring and even different wagon styles. Besides being able to hunt like the original game (with better graphics), players can also fish and forage for food, which is a lot of fun. In this edition, players can select various characters, and they'll share historic facts in a storytelling manner, like you're chatting with pioneers as they share their hopes, fears, and adventures. Another great addition is a storytelling time with Captain Jed Freedman. These are basically mini-movies of Captain Jed sharing true stories around the campfire at night. With all these things combined, I was impressed with the amount of history lessons contained in the game. They break up the daily traveling and trials in a realistic manner as players cross plains, ford rivers, and climb mountains. Students can keep track of their adventures in a trip diary, which can even be printed out at the end of the trip (hopefully when the entire wagon has reached Oregon and not when the last member has died from dysentery). More educational, multicultural, and realistic than past versions, this is the perfect supplement for history studies on this period. But honestly, your children will probably want to play just for the fun of it. A staple of many childhoods, this game has only gotten better with time. System requirements: Windows: 98/2000/ME/XP; Macintosh OS 8.6/9.2/X. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 015935
    ISBN: 9781930443273
    Retail: $15.00
    Rainbow Price: $11.95

    Topics of this thirty-one week course include: the Mayflower, Paul Revere, War for Independence, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, Lewis and Clark expedition, War of 1812, Star Spangled Banner, Oregon Trail, War Between the States, the Gettysburg Address, famous inventors – Edison, famous inventors – Carver, Immigration to America, Ellis Island, WWI, and WWII.

  • Item #: 009570
    ISBN: 9780394820385
    Retail: $5.99
    Rainbow Price: $4.50

    This short chapter book will entertain readers while educating them about history. It features black and white illustrations and chapters just a few pages in length, with nine chapters in all. While the story is fictional, it is based on actual historical events and has text and characters geared toward younger readers. It is action-packed, showing how adventurous history is and holding young readers' attention. Pioneer Cat is about a young girl named Kate who travels to Oregon by wagon train with her pet cat. Exciting, educational reading. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 049654
    ISBN: 9781585741373
    Retail: $19.95
    Rainbow Price: $15.50

    Immerse yourself in the character and culture of the men and women who conquered the American frontier! Reminiscent of the David Macaulay building and engineering books, the author successfully recreates life on the American frontier with engaging text and first rate, black & white illustrations. Beginning in Jamestown, 1607, you will be transported through the early life and times of America and be introduced to the history of the Germans and Scots in Pennsylvania, the flint lock rifle, building of log cabins, forts, medicine and witchcraft, and what childhood looked like. The author weaves the story of the Seven Year War, the Revolutionary War, Land Ordinances, the Louisiana Purchase and the Northwest exploration. We learn of steam boats, the cotton frontier, early railroads, fur trade, the Oregon Trail, the history of the Mormon Church, stage coaches in California, Civil War and the West, and the Cattle Drives. Each chapter provides abundant illustrations and maps, and interesting text to bring alive the early days of America, this book breathes life into American history studies. Pb, 161 pgs. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 042896
    ISBN: 9781600791659
    Retail: $14.00
    Rainbow Price: $12.50
  • Item #: 024096
    ISBN: 9791887159820
    Retail: $14.95
    Rainbow Price: $13.75
    From Scotland to Prussia, Fergus Drummond ends up on the continent fighting in a war which has nothing to do with his own people. He is on a search for excitement and fortune, which he finds as an officer in the Teutonic army as a member of the king's staff. Capture and escape, rescues and romance, and historical detail pack the pages of this book.
  • Item #: 024075
    Retail: $14.95
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    It was a decisive historical battle, a turning point in history, and we get to live it out through the eyes and life of Ralph Conway. Ralph's story takes you from his capture by a Dunkirk privateer to the West Indies, where he joins the 28th Regiment. Their service takes them to Ireland, and eventually to the Continent under the command of the Duke of Wellington - to the Battle of Waterloo.

  • Item #: 008235
    ISBN: 9780395547854
    Retail: $9.95
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    Students who would like to know what it would be like to be a child in the 1800s travelling West in a wagon train will love this book! Driven in some degree by period photos, this skillfully written text pictures and explains various scenes from the lives of families travelling to the western part of what eventually became the United States. Later chapters also focus considerable attention upon the impact of western expansion and pioneer influences upon the culture and lives of Native American people. Readers will learn more than just a few facts about the daily life of children heading west on a wagon train. They will also be given a significant exposure to the leading historical developments that helped shape the western part of the U.S. 100 pgs, pb. ~ Mike

  • Item #: 005371
    ISBN: 9781556522710
    Retail: $16.99
    Rainbow Price: $12.95

    By the same author as Huzzah Means Hooray, and More than Moccasins, this new activity book will take you to the old west with the Lewis and Clark expedition, fur trader's exploration, a wagon train to Oregon Territory, the discovery of gold, and of course, the era of cowboys. You'll go back in time, too, with the activities; panning for gold, singing cowboy songs and makin' flapjacks, sewing a sunbonnet, and much, much more!

  • Item #: 004148
    Retail: $14.95
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  • Item #: 001481
    ISBN: 9780899195230
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $7.95

    The year is 1843, and Lucy and her family are moving from Ohio to Oregon. Before they leave on their journey, Lucy's uncle gives her a small dog, Finn, as a gift and to keep her company on her travels. Finn turns out to be quite a mischievous dog which gets lost and makes a lot of trouble. Meanwhile, Lucy's mother is about to have a baby and is not feeling well. Lucy's father has been strict lately because he's been so worried about his wife. When Finn is left behind at the campsite, Lucy takes a big risk to run back all alone to find him. She encounters some Pawnees and is at first frightened, but they end up helping her catch up to the wagons again. When she returns, she finds out her mother and father are gone - her mother is about to give birth. Lucy is frightened for her mother and also afraid her father will find out what she did that day. This story is based on actual journals of pioneers who made the trek to Oregon in real life.