Load up the wagon and hitch up the horses. We're heading west! Journey with Lewis and Clark as they survey the unexplored wilderness of the Louisiana Purchase. Examine different reasons the pioneers chose to make the journey west and the trails they followed to their destinations. Appreciate the hardships faced by families as they traveled across the United States and the life that awaited them upon arrival.
This unit can be used independently, but it is also designed to be used concurrently with the literature unit, The Ballad of Lucy Whipple.
The Age 9-11 social studies units utilize a Timeline of American History to enhance your child's understanding of the chronology of American history.