Pioneer Journal

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Primary Graffiti
Grade Levels
1st - 3rd
Formats Included
  • PDF
20 pages
Primary Graffiti


This freebie was created for my first grade students to enjoy a full day of STEAM activities that revolved around our standard of knowing our numbers through 120. In celebration of the 120th day of school, we will take a Frizzle style journey, 120 years back in time. We will explore life as a pioneer on the Oregon Trail and develop schema on the Western Expansion, primary style.


S- Prospecting for Pay Dirt (Understand the science behind gold)
T- Life as a Pioneer (Epic has remarkable digital stories)
E- Building with Lincoln Logs (Use diagrams and incorporate text features)
A- Pioneer Cover Art and Back Cover Sort (What would be in a Pioneer's Wagon?)
M- Measuring the Manifest (Nonstandard measurement using nuggets)

Set the Stage...

Included are images on how I made a very simple transformation. You'll need PVC Pipes,Twin Fitted Sheets, Eyelets, Zip Ties, Fish Bowl Gravel, Gold Spray Paint, and Beach Sand Toy Shifter.

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Total Pages
20 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
Lifelong tool
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