A Moonbeam 2012 Gold Award Winner
School Library Journal
“Entertaining and informative. Overall, this is a useful and engaging introductory overview of the Wild West.”
“Part teacher's manual, part student workbook, this resource invites early elementary kids to learn about the Wild West through hands-on projects and activities . . . No aspect of the Old West is neglected, and particular topics include geography, Native American cultures, miners and boomtowns, cowboys and cattle trails, and pioneer life. Yasuda shows off her Montessori training in conceiving the projects, most of which are perfectly suited to student self-direction and appeal especially to kinesthetic and spatial capacities. The book is also extremely teacher-friendly, thanks to clear directions and engaging images, and the materials for the projects are readily available in most classrooms.”
Becky Smith, Executive Director, National Oregon/California Trail Center
“Explore the Wild West! is an insightful, fun, and educational book with hands-on interactive history lessons. A great book for children and adults alike.”
Marla Conn, Education Consultant
“Explore the Wild West! is a great resource!”
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Detailed Book Description
Explore the Wild West! invites young readers ages 7-10 to experience the spirit of the Wild West. Kids learn about explorers who mapped the American West, Native Americans, gold miners, cowboy culture, cattle drives, Wild West legends, frontier towns, peacekeepers, lawbreakers, and much more. Through projects ranging from making a settler's soddie to mining for gold, kids develop a better understanding of the rich history of the Wild West in the 1800s.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Let’s Explore the Wild West!
Where Was the Wild West?
Gold Rush Miners
Frontier Towns and Lawmen
Native People in the West