HISTORY POCKETS MOVING WEST
In History Pockets—Moving West, Grades 4—6, you'll find ten memorable discovery pockets. The introduction pocket gives an overview of the westward movement. The other pockets feature nine adventurous groups of people who took part in the westward movement.The book includes the following pockets: Introduction to Moving West--map, time line, and a collage, The New Frontier--Daniel Boone and George Rogers Clark, Exploring the Wilderness--Lewis and Clark and mountain men, Missionaries at Work--the Whitman and the Sager families, On the Oregon Trail--pioneers heading west in covered wagons, The Native American Struggle--the Navajo, the Cherokee, and the Sioux, Settling the Far West--California, New Mexico, and Texas, The Gold Rush--Sutter's Mill and gold fever, Homesteading the Great Plains--prairies and Benjamin "Pap" Singleton, Building the Railroads--transcontinental railroad and Chinese laborers. In each of the pockets you will find: a reproducible pocket label, a bookmark of short, fun facts about the subject, a fact sheet of background information for teacher and students, arts and crafts projects, plus writing activities. Evaluation forms are provided at the end of the book for teacher and student assessment purposes.