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Download N Go™ One-Week Unit Study/Lapbook
Grades K - 4
Prairie Pioneers

Prairie Pioneers

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Westward Ho! Oregon or Bust!

Blaze a trail with the courageous pioneers as they travel across America, from the Mississippi and on to the prairies and the far West.

Day 1: What is a Pioneer?
Day 2: The Story of the Pioneers
Day 3: Science Secrets of the Prairie
Day 4: Lessons to Learn From the Pioneers
Day 5: Cool Things About Pioneers

There’s so much to discover about the pioneers and life along the trail. From developing an understanding of the basics of pioneering life and learning about the trails that they took across America, to discovering Kit Carson and John Deere, this is going to be an exciting adventure!

What was family life like on the trail? How did the pioneers travel? And what did the pioneers do when they arrived at a place to settle down? So many questions, and so much to investigate. No doubt you and your children will have a memorable journey discovering Prairie Pioneers!

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Here’s what homeschooling parents are saying about Prairie Pioneers:

"Are you ready to explore the United States in the 1840's or travel west in a Conestoga Wagon? Are you ready to learn about the Oregon Trail or about Laura Ingalls Wilder? The new Download N Go™ series, Prairie Pioneers offers all of this and so much more.

Prairie Pioneers is a fun and educational way to teach your children the history of Pioneers. Each day starts out with several videos that will stimulate the visual and auditory senses, followed by many thought provoking questions to stimulate the brain. You will cover such things as a Pioneer Trail and Pioneer of the Day, history, spelling and vocabulary words. . . .

One of my most favorite parts of the unit study, is the lapbook. It's a great learning tool and a fun craft for my children. It's also an instant portfolio of what my children have learned and a great resource to look back through in future years.

. . . With the ease of planning and the great value of Download and Go Unit studies, you can't go wrong adding this to your curriculum."

—Lori Vissers, Haslett, MI

"When I think 'prairie,' inevitably, I think of the inquisitive Laura Ingalls in her long dresses and braids, Ma tending to the children, and Pa ever ready to save the day. However, brace yourself! In Amanda Bennett's Prairie Pioneers DNG, the great adventure truly begins!

This unit study is engaging, action-packed, and guaranteed to please both boys and girls. Everything needed to transport to days gone by is found in this all-inclusive Prairie Pioneers DNG. Embedded video clips, kid-friendly websites, vivid graphics, lapbooking components, and notebooking pages provide students an entire week of educational fun. . . .

As the various prairie trails are highlighted, this DNG also exposes the many hardships endured and challenges faced by the early pioneers. In addition, it calls attention to the fierce tenacity, endurance, strong commitment, dedication, and unwavering faith exhibited by pioneers both young and old. I truly appreciate that my children are engrossed in history while at the same time they are being taught such wonderful character traits. . . .

By the end of this study, I believe, someone will inherit the nickname 'Half-Pint,' there will be Lincoln Log Cabin constructions scattered throughout my house, bunkbeds will be converted into covered wagons, we'll be mining for gold, and asking for large livestock as new pets. Personally, I'm hoping that my children have a better appreciation for even our longest of road trips. Oh well, I can dream, right?"

—Angela Wells, Frankfort, KY

"I loved getting to know the prairies all over again! Amanda Bennett's . . . Prairie Pioneers is a very cool book! I found myself entertained and educated as I went through the pages! Living on the prairies myself, both on the Canadian and American side, I found some engaging details that I did not know myself—I mean any John Deere fans out there will appreciate that he is included—there actually was a guy named John Deere—who knew!?

Amanda provides you with a well-rounded and adventurous look at the prairies! I love that it gives enough to whet my kids appetites for the prairies and show how interesting it is!

I like how it covers a wide range of interests for all ages and both boys and girls—there is something of interest for everyone.

Learning about how robust and hard-working the pioneers must have been, and some of the issues they went through was so intriguing—things I had not even thought of introducing to my kids before. . . .

Prairie Pioneers has definitely added some destination spots for us to visit and see over the summer! Thanks Amanda for another fabulous, well thought out adventure for us to explore! What a fun study for the family!"

—Amy Cruson, Sask, Canada

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