Monday, September 14, 2015


Grades 4-7 and Homeschool
Sarah Peterson

This bundled product contains everything you need for your unit on the Early American Pioneers.  The terms homesteader and pioneer are often used interchangeably. In the Wild West lesson plans homesteader refers to those settlers traveling west to claim a homestead; the term pioneer refers to those who have actually settled on the frontier. Life as a pioneer was very demanding with many factors contributing to the hardships and dangers they faced. 

This bundle includes my three Early American Pioneers products:

·        Wild West Careers: Pioneers ($5.00 value)
·        Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions ($4.00 value)
·        Pioneers Bingo ($4.00 value)

Buy this bundle and get all three products for only $9.00!

This product is perfect for SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS, enrichment learning, homeschool or co-ops! The reading passages are great for CLOSE READING with any non-fiction graphic organizer.  THIS LESSON INCLUDES READING PASSAGES, COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS, TEACHERS KEY, CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES, BINGO CARDS AND CLUES, AND NON-FICTION GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS.

Reading Passages
8 one-page reading passages covering the following topics:

·        The Homestead Act
·        Sod Homes and Log Cabins
·        Pioneer Dangers and Hardships: Weather
·        Dangers and Hardships: Insects and Disease
·        Pioneers: Life and Chores on the Prairie
·        A Demanding Life
·        Pioneer Schools
·        Teachers: Schoolmasters and Schoolmistresses
·        Rules for Teachers 1800s

This Bundle also includes BINGO Cards and Clues:
BINGO is a fun way to review new concepts and vocabulary words. The words in this BINGO set relate to the topic and  makes the perfect review for the pages of informational text that are included in this product. Great for use by Substitute Teachers!

36 Unique Bingo Cards (18 pages with two cards per sheet)
The Callers Tracking Sheet
24 Calling Cards Containing Words and Clues

This BUNDLE includes the following CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES:
Ø Job Application
Ø Make Butter!
Ø Try Some Pioneer Games!
Ø Compare School Eras
Ø Play True/False Review Game
Ø Wash Some Clothes The Old Fashioned Way!
Ø Analyze Some Pioneer Songs!
Ø Have a Spelling Bee!
Ø Memorize Some Poetry!
Ø Coloring Pages
Ø Pioneer Activity Suggestions

I have also included Non-Fiction Graphic Organizers and a suggested reading list. 

Download the preview to get a feel for my writing style as well as the detailed description of the activities!

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