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Read and Color
            Children of the Frontier: Pioneer Toys


Reading Comprehensions
     Voices of the West - African American Pioneers (Grades 5-6)
     Pioneer African-American Writers (Grades 5-7)
     Pioneers in Entertainment (Grades 5-7)
     West to Freedom - African American Pioneers (Grades 6-7)
     Sacagawea: Teen Pioneer (Grades 6-8)
     Sacagawea: Teen Pioneer (Grades 6-8)


Finish the Story
     Pioneers (Grade 6-8)


Literature Book Units
     Benjamin Banneker: Pioneering Scientist (Grades 2-5)
     O Pioneers! (Grades 6-8)


Reading Comprehension Lesson Ideas
    
Biographies
(Grades 6-8)
     "Mr. Sam"
     Anne Morrow Lindbergh
     Dr. Sun Yat-sen
     Ed Yost, Father of Modern Hot Air Ballooning
     Gloria Steinem
     Laura Ingalls Wilder
     Marcel Proust
     Maria Mitchell, Astronomer
     Meriwether Lewis
     Nat King Cole
     Richard Jordan Gatling
     Will Steger, Polar Adventurer
(Grades 9-12)
     Coming of Age in America—The Life of Margaret Mead
     Rosalind Franklin

Daily Themes
(Grades 3-5)
     Cow Pie Fling
(Grades 6-8)
     Caravaggio

Miscellaneous
(no assigned grade level)
     Race to the Moon
(Grades 3-5)
     A New Life
     Couplets
     Does Kentucky Really Have Blue Grass?
     Going West
     Habitants of Quebec
     Joshua Tree National Park
     Life On the Trail
     Making a Home
     Once Upon a School Day - Learning in the Wild West
     Oregon National Historic Trail
     The Bobsled Race
     Wagon Trains
     Wall Scribbles
     Wendy's World- Natural Resources
(Grades 6-8)
     "Medicine Woman" - Frontier Doctor Georgia Fix
     Alan Shepard - First American in Space
     All About Apples: A Brief History of Apples
     Boomtowns
     Bryce Canyon
     Buffalo Soldiers
     Bungee Jumping
     Comforting, Cozy Quilts
     Death Valley National Park
     Economy of the Midwest Region
     Exodusters
     Gentle Judo
     Giotto
     Good Ol' Charlie Brown
     History of the Midwest Region, Part 1
     History of the Midwest Region, Part 2
     Jet Reaction, Part 1
     Man Imitates Birds
     Mary Lyon
     Masaccio
     Masquerade
     Native American Rugs and Blankets
     Pikes Peak: The Most Visited Mountain in North America
     Pony Express
     Sailing, Sailing, Over the Bounding Main
     Saturn
     Science and Technology in Ancient India
     Sibling Shenanigans
     Six Flags Over Texas
     Six Flags Over Texas
     Taking a Ride into Space
     The Apache Kid: Outlaw Legend of the Southwest, Part 1
     The Contributions of Immigrants
     The First Truly American Sport
     The First U.S. Women's Rights Movement (1800's)
     The Mouse Finds a House
     The Prairie Schooner, AKA the Covered Wagon
     Through the Golden Door — Immigration in the 1890s, Part 2
     Through the Golden Door-Immigration in the 1890s, Pt. 2
     Throwing Their Hats into the Ring, Part 1 - John Mercer Langston
     Virginia City - A Boom Town
     Voices of the West - Nat Love
     Votes for Women, Part 1 - Esther and the Cowboy State Lead the Way
     Watch Out, Here Comes a Horesless Carriage
     West to Freedom - Nat Love and Bill Pickett
     Wild, Wild Dress - Women
     Women and Health Care
     Women in the Civil War
     Writing on the Wall
(Grades 9-12)
     Alexander Graham Bell
     Gadgets, Gizmos, and the Great Unknown
     Herodotus
     Inventors of Recipes
     Janet Bode
     Looking for Happy Endings — America in the 1890s
     M.A.S.H., Part 1 - A Look at Military Medicine
     Missouri State Nicknames
     Proofs and Pythagoras - Greek Mathematics
     The Helicopter Flies High
     The History of Political Parties in the United States
     The Natural Wonders of Virginia
     The Nosy Space Ship
     War on Disease, Part 2 - New Weapons
     Willa Cather
     Women in Mathematics

Animals
(Grades 9-12)
     American Bison

Geography
(no assigned grade level)
     Ancient Egypt - History
(Grades 3-5)
     The Pony Express
     Walnut Grove, Minnesota
(Grades 6-8)
     "Good Morning Ohio"
     Additional Project - "A Giant Conestoga Wagon" or "The Wagon Stops Here!"
     From Mammoths to Statehood: The History of Early Nebraska
     How the West was Settled
     Kansas Becomes a State
     Minnesota
     The Battle to Create a State: Arizona
     The Birth of the Buckeye State: An Early History of Ohio and its Beginning
     The Road to Statehood


Finish the Story
     Are You In? (Grade 4-6)
     It's Not My Cigarette! (Grade 6-8)


What Would You Do?
     If You Traveled West in a Prairie Schooner (Grade 3-6)


Reluctant Reader Books
     Prairie Habitat (Grade 3-5)
     KY is for Kentucky (Grade 4-6)
     MO is for Missouri (Grade 4-6)
     TN is for Tennessee (Grade 4-6)
     UT is for Utah (Grade 4-6)


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