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If you traveled west in a covered wagon--Would you ride in the wagon for the whole trip?--How would you cross rivers when there were no bridges?--Without road signs, how would you know where you were?This book tells you what it was like to be a pioneer and travel west to Oregon in the 1840s....

Title : If You Traveled West In A Covered Wagon
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ISBN : 9780590451581
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 80 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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If You Traveled West In A Covered Wagon Reviews

  • Kevis Hendrickson
    2019-03-01 16:37

    ...If You Traveled West In A Covered Wagon is an excellent book for kids, especially younger children who have not yet heard of the adventures of the American pioneers who braved the frontier of the American West to expand the territory of the United States. This book does a wonderful job of transporting its readers to the past and has lots of remarkable, but easy to remember facts.One of the most impressive things about this book is how easily the author uses simple language to relay facts to the reader without making the information seem dry. Although both an adult and a history buff, I learned quite a few things while reading this book. In fact, I was happily surprised by how interesting this book turned out to be. The complimentary illustrations are terrific and inviting. In fact, ...If You Traveled West In A Covered Wagon is a solid, well put together book that leaves the reader thirsting for more information on this wonderful subject. That alone makes the book worth reading.I would recommend that parents or teachers get their younger children a copy of this book so that they can read it to them. It will not only inform and entertain, but will leave kids begging to read more fascinating books such as this one.

  • Nicola Mansfield
    2019-02-27 19:32

    Reason for Reading: read aloud to the 9yo as part of our history curriculum.Comments: Presented in a question and answer format this book tells of daily life for the people who crossed the American West travelling the Oregon Trail in the 1840s. The questions start out with "What was the Oregon Territory?" and each subsequent question follows in a natural order from the previous. The book is very thorough and covers pretty much anything a kid could want to know from how they crossed rivers to how they made butter to what the children did all day long. The answers are written as if speaking directly to the reader and have both a sense of humour and amazement making history fun and interesting. The illustrations, which were replaced in 1992, are wonderful bright realistic watercolours. The 9yo really enjoyed this book. I also found this to be a great entry in the "If You" series.

  • Tabatha Mulkey
    2019-02-21 21:58

    Summary: People pack up and travel west in a covered wagon. They run into difficulties on their way. It tells you what life was like as a pioneer.Evaluation: I thought this was a good book because it teaches students what it was like to travel long ago. It shows what happens when it snows, when the wagon breaks, etc. It has good pictures, too.Teaching Idea: I would use this book to compare and contrast life long ago to life today. The students will use a venn diagram to compare and contrast life long ago to today.

  • Shelli
    2019-02-21 17:33

    Loved it! A perfect book for young readers discussing the many questions that one might ask about life on the Oregon Trail in the early to mid-1800s. The interesting information lead to several discussions between my daughter and myself about how we would have felt if we were traveling that trail. At the end of the book there was a small quiz to test what you remember. This book is a bit longer; to properly read and discuss the information with your child or students I would recommend breaking it up into 2 or 3 reading sessions.

  • Shannon Brasher
    2019-03-08 19:55

    Great informational book about settlers who traveled west along the Oregon Trail to settle in Oregon. I like how the book is organized into mini chapters, contains a table of contents as well as an index. I can see this series as being a valuable resource for the classroom and to give students a real picture of what it was like to participate in these historical events.

  • Katieb (MundieMoms)
    2019-03-01 19:56

    I got this to read to my kiddos, especially since I grew up in Oregon learning a lot about the Oregon trail and most importantly having ancestors who actually crossed over the plains to go West. This will help them understand it a little bit more. It's a great book to have for the family and for younger kids.

  • Julie
    2019-03-06 00:37

    I like to get the information in a quick and easy format. One of the places for leaving was Independence, Missouri and of course I loved that good old Soda Springs was mentioned! I like Ellen Levine, everything I've read of hers has been good quality.

  • Rani
    2019-03-16 22:47

    For those of us who wish we could go back in time and travel the wagon trail, here is a book that gives you the experience.

  • Mellanie C
    2019-02-28 22:59

    Very informative. If I were going to write a historical novel, this would be a very helpful resource.

  • Rachel
    2019-02-22 20:50

    I liked it. ⭐⭐⭐

  • Julie Surface
    2019-03-15 17:44

    It was a history book. It showed us what the pioneers did when they had to move out west. i liked it. it was kind of like the Oregon Trail game.

  • Stacy M. Patton
    2019-03-14 23:35

    I love these “If You” books! This one is very well written and organized. It’s like reading a cliff notes version of this particular point in history, highlighting the important and interesting facts. I read this to my 8 year old in 3rd grade. It was perfect for him because he has a smaller attention span. So this book is the only book we read covering this time period. I also had my 5th and 6th graders listen in just to reinforce what we have read in textbooks and fiction reading about this subject and time period. We split the book up into 2 days of reading.