Story of the American Frontier
Type of Resource: History & Culture Text
Target Grades: Grades 3-9
Pages: 106 Pages
In this easy-to-read, yet intriguing text, students will enjoy looking on as Americans flood westward af-
ter the Civil War. They’ll begin by looking at how America recovered from the Civil War, then follow the
westward tide as they move west with pioneers, and move along cattle trails with cowboys and their
chuckwagons. Along the way, they’ll see how the Transcontinental Railroad was built and changed the
West, and how the hunters they brought hundreds of miles into the prairie decimated bison herds. Kids
can discover how railroads and wagonsful of homesteaders also changed life in the West for Native
American tribes, and how Civil War veterans were used to determine their ultimate destinies. They’ll also
enjoy discovering more about the wild west, and its outlaws and scoundrels, those who took advantage of
growing towns, gold rush boomtown economics, and defenseless pioneers to make an unscrupulous living
for themselves as claim jumpers, horse thieves, or gunslingers!
What Do I Need to Add to Complete This Study?
- This resource is the main text in the 7-Week Study “Americans Head West”
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