In conjunction with this activity, you will need a copy of the PBS reality series Frontier House. I have found this is available in most public libraries and many schools have it in their media center. This unit allows students to study history from the perspective of an actual pioneer. Students randomly select a "pioneer" for this project, each pioneer role matches up to other roles, thus creating "frontier families" for this project. For 2 1/2 to 3 weeks students complete both individual and group work while they watch episodes of Frontier House. Included in this unit: a project overview, schedule, web quest, pioneer "families" (roles), group challenges, prompts for journal entries, and rubrics for each activity. I have also provided answers for the web quest. This can be seen as either a language arts unit, or a social studies unit. Students will utilize their research and presentation skills, as well as their creative writing abilities and problem solving skills for this unit.