Incredible adventures await as students learn about American life from the Civil War to the rise of America as a world power in the 20th century. Activities will capture the interest of students as they try out gold panning, set up war campaigns, spy out enemy secrets or prepare a “gangsta dinna” for the family.
Plan to bring traveling clothes! You’ll trace the battles of the Civil War and follow the Conestoga wagons out to western frontiers. You’ll feel the triumphs of immigrants coming to Ellis Island and heartaches of families living through the Great Depression. Your heart will beat with fear as you travel the Underground Railroad or fly over enemy territory in World War II. The adventure goes right on into books you and your students will enjoy reading aloud. Walk with a boy and his turkey flock all the way to Colorado, or race in a canoe down an Alaskan river!
As always, hands-on activities and learning opportunities are central to the program. Your instructor’s guide has so many ideas, but in addition, several of the other books in this set have been chosen for their unique activity opportunities.