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Multcolib Homework Center Picks: Oregon Trail

Your Life as A Pioneer on the Oregon Trail
Your Life as A Pioneer on the Oregon Trail By Gunderson, Jessica (Book - 2012 ) j 978 G9755y 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:By imagining theyhave been cast in a play about a family traveling the Oregon trail, readers learn about the daily routines and challenges emigrants faced on the trail.

Oregon Trail
Oregon Trail The Road to Destiny By Young, Frank (Book - 2011 ) jgn 979.5 YOUNG 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:This well researched graphic novel shares the story of one family's journey on the Oregon Trail.

The Foul, Filthy American Frontier
The Foul, Filthy American Frontier The Disgusting Details About the Journey Out West By Schwartz, Heather E. (Book - 2010 ) j 978.02 S3994f 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:From dehydration, to scurvy, a lack of food, and no privacy when using to bathroom, this book focuses on the challenges emigrants faced on their travels west.

The Journal of Jedediah Barstow, An Emigrant on the Oregon Trail
The Journal of Jedediah Barstow, An Emigrant on the Oregon Trail By Levine, Ellen (Book - 2002 ) j LEVINE Available in some locations

Annotation:After Jedediah's family dies crossing a river along the Oregon trail, he takes over the diary his mother began to record his challenging journey.

Great Pioneer Projects You Can Build Yourself
Great Pioneer Projects You Can Build Yourself By Dickinson, Rachel (Book - 2007 ) j 978 D553g 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:Take a break from your research for some hands-on pioneer fun. Make your own mini covered wagon and cross-stitch sampler. Start a root vegetable garden in pots!

Rachel's Journal
Rachel's Journal The Story of A Pioneer Girl By Moss, Marissa (Book - 1998 ) j MOSS Available in some locations

Annotation:Ten year old Rachel and her family travel the Oregon Trail from Illinois to California, and Rachel chronicles the seven month trip in her journal. This fictional journal is "handwritten" and contains drawings as well.

Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie
Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie The Diary of Hattie Campbell By Gregory, Kristiana (Book - 2012 ) j GREGORY 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Thirteen year old Hattie Campbell is given a diary for her birthday, just in time to record her experiences traveling the Oregon Trail in 1847.

How to Get Rich on the Oregon Trail
How to Get Rich on the Oregon Trail My Adventures Among Cows, Crooks & Heroes on the Road to Fame and Fortune : Writing Journal Of--Master William Reed : Portland, Oregon 1852 By Olson, Tod (Book - 2009 ) j 978.02 O52h 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:The editors of this book suggest reading it with "an attitude of skeptical inquiry"; this "journal" contains historically accurate information and terrific graphics written by a fictional emigrant.

Oregon Trail Cooking
Oregon Trail Cooking By Gunderson, Mary (Book - 2000 ) j 917.8 G975o 2000 Available in some locations

Annotation:Cook like a pioneer! Covered wagons carried supplies like cornmeal, bacon, and rice a beans. Learn how to make dinners like venison stew, boiled potatoes with peas, and salt-rising bread.

The Oregon Trail in American History
The Oregon Trail in American History By Stefoff, Rebecca (Book - 1997 ) j 978 S817o Available in some locations

Annotation:Provides a complete history of the Oregon Trail, from Lewis and Clark's exploration, to the first pioneers who crossed the trail, hardships faced on the trail, to what remains of the Oregon Trail today.

Words West
Words West Voices of Young Pioneers By Wadsworth, Ginger (Book - 2003 ) j 978 W124w 2003 Available in some locations

Annotation:An estimated 500,000 people traveled the Oregon Trail. About 40,000 of them were children. Read quotes from their letters and journals to learn about their experiences.

Daily Life in A Covered Wagon
Daily Life in A Covered Wagon By Erickson, Paul (Book - 1994 ) j 978 E68d Available in some locations

Annotation:The Larkin family featured in this book is fictional, but the details about day to to day life on the trail are accurate. Learn how emigrants hitched their wagons, Native American tribes they encountered along the trail and what supplies were needed along the Oregon trail.


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