Daily Life in a Covered Wagon

Daily Life in a Covered Wagon

by Paul Erickson


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Great for classroom lessons on the Oregon Trail and Westward Expansion!

In 1853, the Larkin family loaded up their wagons and headed west in search of a new life. But how did they do it? What did they eat? How did they survive sickness, and attacks from cattle thieves? Drawing on diaries and letters, and illustrated with photographs of actual object from the past, Daily Life in a Covered Wagon explored what life was really like on the wagon trail.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140562125
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 07/28/1997
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 721,504
Product dimensions: 8.19(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.18(d)
Lexile: IG1120L (what's this?)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Paul Erickson is the author of several non-fiction books for young readers, including DAILY LIFE IN A COVERED WAGON and DAILY LIFE ON A SOUTHERN PLANTATION.

Table of Contents

Going West.
The Family.
The Wagon.
Inside the Wagon.
Hitching Up the Wagon.
Rolling the Train.
On the Trail.
Landmarks on the Trail.
Tribes of the West.
Indian Country.
Children's Activities.
Crossing a River.
Stopping at a Fort.
A Special Day.
Sickness and Death.
Setting Up Camp.
Oregon at Last.
The Wagon in Time.
Places to Visit.

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Daily Life in a Covered Wagon 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
zeebreez on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Erickson, Paul. Daily Life in a Covered Wagon.New York: Puffin Books. 1994. This is a wonderful book about what the journey was like for those traveling by covered wagon to the west. It is filled with primary sources and it includes quotes freom the diaries of the members of a family that actually traveled west. It ties in with the 5th grade History standards and can be used by the teacher as a supplement to the Oregon Trail standards. There are many pictures and illustrations. It covers all aspects of the journey from the beginning to the reaching of the final destination. It includes trail maps that chart the trail and a timeline of the history of travel west. Age Group: 9-12 years.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is very good for people who want a taste of the West. The made up family gives you an insite of family life and shows pictures of objects and exracts from people who really travelled. A brilliant book for all people of all ages.