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  • Item #: 011844
    ISBN: 9780836854145
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    ISBN: 9781464400254
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    ISBN: 9781491401927
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    ISBN: 9781402736179
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    ISBN: 9780761385660
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  • Item #: 055262
    ISBN: 9781570616495
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    This exciting graphic novel's story begins when John Weston has finally had enough of Baltimore city life and decides it's time for something better for his family: Oregon Territory, the amazing land of opportunity. 11-year-old Rebecca narrates the story ("This," she says regarding the task of writing about the trip, "shall be the most important duty of my life thus far..."), and you'll feel like you're right there with them for the adventures and dangers of the western wilderness. Prairies, rivers, mountains, deadly cholera... It's certainly no walk in the park! As can be expected with a graphic novel, the black-and-white illustrations are bold and well-done. Woven into the story are historical lessons, cleverly disguised as timely explanations about different aspects of the trip, like how the Oregon Trail got started or how broken wagons got fixed (it's very important to keep those wagon wheel axles oiled with bacon grease!).

    Will the Westons finally reach their destination in Salem, Oregon safely? You can probably guess how it ends, but it'll certainly be hard to put this book down before you get there. Note: the euphemism "darn" is used a couple times. Approx. 120 pgs., pb. — Chad

  • Item #: 013506
    ISBN: 9780870045110
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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 #: 030064
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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 #: 024759
    ISBN: 9781476536071
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  • Item #: 058964
    ISBN: 9781600778292
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    This 120 minute documentary tells the story of the 2000 mile journey made by pioneers in covered wagons in search of a better life for their families. In a trek that took the lives of almost 10% of those two attempted to make the trip, the incredible stories from survivors come together to make this film a fascinating addition to your history lessons. – Laura

  • Item #: 015935
    ISBN: 9781930443273
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    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 #: 001482
    ISBN: 9780140383195
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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 #: 048507
    ISBN: 9781942968696
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    Louisiana Purchase, Lewis & Clark, Sacagawea, Rivers & Mountains, Days and Nights on the Oregon Trail, Railroad Men, and other stories.

  • Item #: 015488
    ISBN: 9781579600648
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    This volume covers 100 years of westward expansion, beginning with the Louisiana Purchase and including the Lewis and Clark expedition, Zebulon Pike, trappers and traders, the early pioneers who traveled the Oregon Trail, the '49ers of gold rush fame, the Mormons, the Pony Express, and America's first Transcontinental railroad.

  • Item #: 010696
    ISBN: 9781909645103
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  • Item #: 049603
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    This natural sequel to Early American History covers American history from the late 18th to the mid-19th century. Students will learn about the Lewis & Clark Expedition, the Oregon Trail, the Pony Express and much more about the events and individuals from this time period. The guide includes lesson plans, comprehension and discussion questions, suggested essays, vocabulary, related up-to-date websites and answer keys. The course will last a semester if 3-4 lessons are completed each week.

  • Item #: 012079
    ISBN: 9781515742593
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  • Item #: 051472
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    The people of Americas are studied including Cliff Dwellers, Nomads, American Indians and Woodland People. Students study explorations and explorers, such as Christopher Columbus and Francisco Vasquez de Coronado as well as early land and sea explorers. Early settlements and colonies in North America are also studied. The French and Indian war, Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, westward expansion, California Gold Rush, and the Oregon Trail are all taught. Students do reports, create dioramas, and view artifacts to enrich understanding. Students are expected to work in groups and alone to prepare charts, graphs and develop critical thinking skills.

  • Item #: 038553
    ISBN: 9781932971507
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    In May of 1844 the Stephen Company, made up of 200 pioneers, headed west from Independence, MO. Their destination: Willamette River, Oregon. The Oregon Trail would take them through pieces of 5 modern-day states in their trek to the west – as well as through many dangers and new experiences for every family member. Young cousins Jerry and Jim share many adventures and discoveries with the other children of this wagon train as they traverse the vast countryside. Their survival in the face of wild animals, raiding and trading Indian tribes, difficult topography, and weather is quite a tale. While a fictional story, the story creates an accurate picture of life for westward bound pioneers. By Christian Liberty Press. 266 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 049654
    ISBN: 9781585741373
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    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 #: 002972
    ISBN: 9781887296007
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  • Item #: 016194
    ISBN: 9781885593382
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    One of our favorite things to do when we were young was play our Oregon Trail computer game. Though we hardly ever made it alive to the end, we enjoyed planning for the trip by buying supplies, making trail decisions when our wagon broke, hunting for food, fording rivers, and other aspects of traveling the trail. Like most kids, we were fascinated by the idea of leaving behind your home and traveling all the way across the country amid many dangers, in search of a better life. This book brings the adventure of going west to you through stories, "pretend-it-was-you" decision making pages and activities using common materials. The reading is split between interesting historical accounts of life back then and a fictional story of one family's decisions to go west. "Try It" activities litter the book, encouraging you to do things like they did on the trail, including churning butter, drying apple slices, and playing games. Ideas and directions for other activities, such as constructing your own paddleboat, creating a popsicle-stick Ft. Laramie, holding your very own frolic (complete with treats!) and other western aspects appear every few pages to add even more fun to your journey. Though the frontier is gone, and the journey would only take hours today, it's still fun to imagine yourself experiencing life on the trail. ~ Stephanie

  • Item #: 003021
    ISBN: 9781887296069
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  • Item #: 060641
    ISBN: 9781600791673
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    ISBN: 9781600791697
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