Just imagine-riding for six months in a wagon, choking on dust, sweating in searing heat, crossing raging rivers, fighting off disease and Indians-the life of a pioneer on the Oregon Trail. Beginning in the 1840s, thousands of Americans took the risk.. and lumbered across this seemingly endless trail to a life of promise in the west. This book includes: What's in That Wagon?; Manifest Destiny; Perils Along the Trail; Into the Unknown; Who Were Those Pioneers; Bountiful Buffalo; Hands-on Activities; Reproducible Activities; Glossary; Fascinating Facts; Timeline; And Lots More! Students can learn much from the compelling story of the overland pioneers who let nothing, and no one - including daunting Mother Nature, a vast, untamed wilderness, and hostilities of all kinds - stand in the way of their dreams and determination. Climb on up in your wagon and "bump along" in this fun, factual and "Wow-that's amazing" book!