This is an 80-page document on many aspects of the Pioneer Life for both Canadian and American teachers. It has been designed in such a way so that it can be used as a complete unit book or independent pages. There is a companion website that I have designed for students to look up the information in the unit book or independent worksheets.
- Pioneer Roots (where did the original immigrants come from)
- Aboriginal People (information includes both the Canadian and American frontiers)
- Home Life (what it was like on the farm and in the homestead)
- School Life (with an opportunity to compare school back then with school today)
- Village Life (villagers who chose not to farm, had many other important jobs)
- A section on the importance of water on the farm and when trading
- Land Use (how was the land used)
In the unit book, there is a combination of mapping activities, charting, short answer questions, tables, Venn diagrams, sketching, fill in the blanks, matching activities, new word list, making lists, extracting information from short videos and more!
Most of the information is general information about pioneers. There are specific pages that target Upper and Lower Canada which can be substituted by American information at the end of the document.
An answer key has been provided.