Learn about the U.S. historical period know as Western Expansion during the late 18th century through mid-19th century. This semester-long course will guide students from the Appalachians to the Far West reading noted authors such as James Daugherty, Edwin Tunis, and Genevieve Foster.
This teacher guide, designed for 4-7th grade, is a read-aloud program featuring lesson plans, comprehension questions, historical helps, relevant websites, and answer key.
For California residents, or those wanting to study California history, we recommend using the History of California for the first semester followed by the Western Expansion study for a complete year of history and literature.
•This study contains 52 lessons.
•Complete 3 lessons per week for a semester-long study.
About the Author:
Rea Berg homeschooled her six children and it was her determination to teach history using quality literature rather than standard textbooks that inspired her to research what was available to accomplish that purpose. The result has been a series of History Through Literature Teacher guides all designed to acquaint the reader with the best children's literature available on the subject. Rea holds a Masters Degree in Children's Literature from The Center for the Study of Children's Literature, Simmons College in Boston.
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