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Read and Color
            That's No Dog: The Prairie Dog


Reading Comprehensions
     Canada's Prairie Farmers (Grades 1-2)
     The Prairie Land (Grades 4-6)
     The Prairie Schooner, AKA the Covered Wagon (Grades 5-6)
     Prairie Dogs (Grades 5-7)


Reluctant Reader Books
     Prairie Habitat (Grade 3-5)


Finish the Story
     Prairie Dog Town (Grade 2-3)


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


Literature Book Units
     Little Red Riding Hood: A Newfangled Prairie Tale (Grades 1-3)
     Prairie School (Grades 1-3)
     The Little House on the Prairie (Grades 2-5)


Read and Color Books
            Babies with a 'B'
            Balto the Bald Eagle
            Gray Wolf's Guide to the Grasslands


Reading Comprehension Lesson Ideas
    
Biographies
(Grades 3-5)
     A Sense of Place
(Grades 6-8)
     Carl Sandburg: Champion of the Working Class
     Frank Lloyd Wright
     George Washington Carver: The Plant Doctor
     Laura Ingalls Wilder
     Traveling Poet
     Washington Irving

Daily Themes
(Grades 3-5)
     Building Art
     John Deere
     Julius Sterling Morton
     Kentucky

Miscellaneous
(Grades 3-5)
     A Woman's Place Is in the West, Part 3
     Big, Black Blizzards!
     Biomes and Ecosystems
     Coming to Canada
     Going West
     Hardscrabble Christmas I
     Hardscrabble Christmas III
     It Is Never Too Late
     Lewis and Clark Make New Discoveries
     Lewis and Clark: A New World (Natural History)
     Making a Home
     Massacre at Wounded Knee
     Railroads
     Saskatchewan and Alberta Join Confederation
     Settling the West
     The Blackfoot
     The Cattle Industry Grows
     Theodore Roosevelt National Park
     Vision Quest, Part 1
     Wagon Trains
     Westward Ho!
     Westward Ho
     What Animals Do When They're Afraid
     What Is Geography?
     Wind Cave National Park
(Grades 6-8)
     "Medicine Woman" - Frontier Doctor Georgia Fix
     A Great Wide Land
     A War for Peace
     Battling the Bitterroots: Mountain Battle
     Black Blizzards - Life in the Dust Bowl
     Black Blizzards and the Dust Bowl
     Bryce Canyon
     Cattle Drives
     Discovering America II: 1805 (Fort Mandan-Pacific)
     Discovering America III: 1806 (Return Trip)
     Earth's Biomes
     Economy of the Midwest Region
     Exodusters
     Geography of the Midwest Region
     Groundhog Day Across the Country
     Growing Wheat on the Great Plains
     History of the Midwest Region, Part 1
     John Coy
     Native Americans of the Northeast Cultural Area
     North America
     North-West Mounted Police
     Saskatchewan and Alberta Join Confederation
     Sinclair Lewis
     The Badlands
     The Blackfoot: Bison Hunters
     The Blackfoot: Bison Hunters
     The Dust Bowl
     The Great Depression
     The Midwest
     The Nez Perce People
     The Sioux People
     The Sioux Wars
     The South
     The Transcontinental Railroad
     William Kurelek
     Women's Life on the Great Plains
(Grades 9-12)
     Jeb-Rails West
     Journey's End- Life after the Expedition I
     Rails across America - UP in Indian Territory
     The Last Man - Waiting Out the Dust Bowl
     The Process of Weathering
     Willa Cather

Animals
(Grades 6-8)
     Giddyup, Equus!
     Rattlesnakes

Geography
(Grades 3-5)
     America the Beautiful
     His Name Was "Buffalo Bill"
     Kansas is Unique!
     Walnut Grove, Minnesota
(Grades 6-8)
     "You're Doing Fine, Oklahoma!"
     Additional Project - "A Giant Conestoga Wagon" or "The Wagon Stops Here!"
     Canada - Geography
     Minnesota


Finish the Story
     East or West? Which Home is Best? (Grade 3-6)
     The Groundhog Who Was Afraid of His Shadow (Grade 3-6)
     Crossing the Ocean to America (Grade 4-6)


Reluctant Reader Books
     CO is for Colorado (Grade 4-6)
     IL is for Illinois (Grade 4-6)
     KS is for Kansas (Grade 4-6)
     ND is for North Dakota (Grade 4-6)
     NE is for Nebraska (Grade 4-6)
     OK is for Oklahoma (Grade 4-6)
     Rocky Mountain National Park Adventure (Grade 4-6)
     SD is for South Dakota (Grade 4-6)
     Endangered Animals (Grade 5-8)


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