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Great Pioneer Projects You Can Build Yourself (Paperback) (Rachel Dickinson)
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What was it like to be an American pioneer during the 1800s? Great Pioneer Projects You Can Build Yourself introduces readers ages 9 and up to the settling of the great American frontier with over 25 hands-on building projects and activities. Young learners build replica sod houses, log cabins, and covered wagons and create their own printing presses and maps. Great Pioneer Projects You Can Build Yourself provides detailed step-by-step instructions, diagrams, and templates for creating each project. Historical facts and anecdotes, biographies, and fascinating trivia support the fun projects and teach readers about the American pioneers’ relentless push westward. Together they give kids a first-hand look at daily life on the trail and on the frontier. Great Pioneer Projects You Can Build Yourself brings the American Pioneer experience to life.
Build-it activities connect readers to the people who built their homes and communities on the frontier, enhancing this firsthand look at the history of the American West and pioneers. Readers will discover their own mapmaking skills while learning how and why people traveled west and will replicate the tough chore of building a house when creating a log cabin out of edible materials. Other projects that help kids better understand the hardships of life on the frontier include typesetting newspapers with alphabet pasta, making models of covered wagons and prairie bonnets, and making the quilts and candles that would have turned a house in the wilderness into a home.
Number of Pages: 122
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: History / USA / Colonial + Revolutionary Periods
Series Title: Build It Yourself
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Rachel Dickinson
Street Date: May 1, 2007
Item Number (DPCI): 248-28-8709