This product contains 8 one-page reading passages covering the Sod Houses and Log Cabins, Dangers and Hardships of Living on the Prairie, Insects, Disease, Weather, Chores, Schools, and more. This product is also perfect for SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS, enrichment learning, homeschool or co-ops! The reading passages are great for CLOSE READING with any non-fiction graphic organizer (not included). THIS LESSON INCLUDES READING PASSAGES, ACTIVITIES, REVIEW GAME, WORKSHEET AND TEACHER’S KEY.
The terms “homesteader” and “pioneer” are often used interchangeably. In the “Wild West” lesson plans “homesteader” refers to those settlers traveling west to claim a homestead; the term “pioneer” refers to those who have actually settled on the frontier. Life as a pioneer was very demanding with many factors contributing to the hardships and dangers they faced.
8 one-page reading passages covering the following topics:
• The Homestead Act
• Sod Homes and Log Cabins
• Pioneer Dangers and Hardships: Weather
• Dangers and Hardships: Insects and Disease
• Pioneers: Life and Chores on the Prairie
• A Demanding Life
• Pioneer Schools
• Teachers: Schoolmasters and Schoolmistresses
• Rules for Teachers – 1800s
This product includes the following classroom activities:
Try Some Pioneer Games!
Compare School Eras
Wash Some Clothes – The Old Fashioned Way!
Analyze Some Pioneer Songs!
Have a Spelling Bee!
Memorize Some Poetry!
Pioneer Activity Suggestions
This is one lesson in a series of “Wild, Wild West Careers Lesson Plans.” Each of the Wild, Wild West Careers lesson plans covers the career and information about the time period as it relates to the career. The series covers the United States during the 1800s, including events that contributed to Western Expansion. Each lesson can also be used individually.
*These Reading Passages also appear in my other Wild West History Products
CHECK OUT MY OTHER WILD WEST PRODUCTS:
WILD WEST READING PASSAGES AND BINGO
Reading Passages and Bingo - Outlaws and Lawmen
Reading Passages and Bingo - Lewis and Clark and Sacagawea
Reading Passages and Bingo - Transcontinental Railroad
Reading Passages and Bingo - Homesteaders
Reading Passages and Bingo - Frontiersmen, Davy Crockett and the Alamo
Reading Passages and Bingo - Wild West Cowboys
WILD WEST READING COMPREHENSION PASSAGES AND QUESTIONS
Reading Comprehension - Transcontinental Railroad
Reading Comprehension - California Gold Rush
Reading Comprehension BUNDLE- Indian Wars: Little Bighorn, Wounded Knee and the Cavalry
Reading Comprehension - BUNDLE: Outlaws and Lawmen of the Wild West
Reading Comprehension BUNDLE - Wild West Cowboys
MEGA BUNDLE - Reading Comprehension - WILD, WILD WEST
WILD WILD WEST CAREER LESSON PLANS
Wild, Wild West Careers BUNDLE: Volume 2
Wild, Wild West Careers BUNDLE: Volume 1
Wild, Wild West Careers: Pioneers
Wild, Wild West Careers: Homesteaders
Wild, Wild West Careers: Pony Express and Showmen
Wild, Wild West Careers: Native American Chiefs, Trail of Tears
Wild, Wild West Careers: Cavalry, Little Big Horn and Wounded Knee
BUNDLED PRODUCTS: (These Products include the "Careers Lesson Plan, the Related Reading Comprehension Product, and the Related Bingo Product):
BUNDLE - Early American Pioneers
BUNDLE - Outlaws and Lawmen of the Wild West
BUNDLE - Transcontinental Railroad
BUNDLE - Cowboys and the Cattle Drive of the Wild West
BUNDLE - Indian Wars: Little Bighorn, Wounded Knee and George Custer
BUNDLE - California Gold Rush
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