"Westward Ho!" A Wagon Train Alphabet Cursive Penmanship

Grade Levels
3rd - 8th, Homeschool
Formats Included
  • PDF
59 pages
Share this resource


Experience what it was like to travel west in a wagon train. Practice all the cursive letters in the alphabet with this exciting unit study in a penmanship book. Copy-work pages tell about different aspects of life in a wagon train on the way to Oregon or California, exploring the hardships, meals, kids’ daily chores, challenges, recreation, and much more.

We have pioneered a new concept in penmanship, our A-Z History Unit Study Penmanship Series, which includes well researched history content, along with ideas and activities to help make history come alive for your children. This book includes:

  • 5 recipes for an authentic wagon train meal
  • a map of the Oregon and California Trails
  • a supplies word search puzzle
  • 3 pioneer paper dolls and extra costumes
  • pioneer crafts to make
  • activity ideas for your family to enjoy, either as a family or with your homeschool support group (ideas for both contexts are provided)
  • illustrations on every page that reflect the time period and show what life was like
  • 8 paintings of life on the trail by artists of the period, one of which has an outline line drawing for your children to use in order to try their hand at copying the painting
  • 8 additional coloring pages of scenes from the Trail, from beginning to end

54 usable pages of highly interesting penmanship and activities!

Other titles in our A-Z History Unit Study Penmanship Series include:

The professional handwriting font set used in our penmanship books is used by public schools across the U.S. This book is reproducible for all students living in the same home as the book’s purchaser.

Total Pages
59 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
Report this Resource to TpT
Reported resources will be reviewed by our team. Report this resource to let us know if this resource violates TpT’s content guidelines.


Questions & Answers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

More About Us

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up