Annotations for Great Pioneer Projects You Can Build Yourself


Baker & Taylor
A history of pioneer settlement in the western United States also provides craft activities related to the daily lives and social customs of the pioneers, including cooking johnnycakes, building a covered wagon, and making a braided rug.

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Baker & Taylor
Helps kids better understand the hardships of life on the frontier by featuring projects involving mapmaking, house building, quilting, candlemaking, newspaper typesetting, and more. Original.

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Baker & Taylor
Includes bibliographical references (p. 120) and index.

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Baker & Taylor
Introduces readers to the settling of the American frontier with over 25 building projects and activities supported by facts, anecdotes, trivia and information about further reading. Provides detailed step-by-step instructions plus diagrams and templatesfor each project.

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Independent Publishing Group
Build-it activities connect readers to the people who built their homes and communities on the frontier, enhancing this firsthand look at the history of the American West and pioneers. Readers will discover their own mapmaking skills while learning how and why people traveled west and will replicate the tough chore of building a house when creating a log cabin out of edible materials. Other projects that help kids better understand the hardships of life on the frontier include typesetting newspapers with alphabet pasta, making models of covered wagons and prairie bonnets, and making the quilts and candles that would have turned a house in the wilderness into a home.


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Perseus Publishing
What was it like to be an American pioneer during the 1800s? Great Pioneer Projects You Can Build Yourself introduces readers ages 9 and up to the settling of the great American frontier with over 25 hands-on building projects and activities. Young learners build replica sod houses, log cabins, and covered wagons and create their own printing presses and maps. Great Pioneer Projects You Can Build Yourself provides detailed step-by-step instructions, diagrams, and templates for creating each project. Historical facts and anecdotes, biographies, and fascinating trivia support the fun projects and teach readers about the American pioneers' relentless push westward. Together they give kids a first-hand look at daily life on the trail and on the frontier. Great Pioneer Projects You Can Build Yourself brings the American Pioneer experience to life.


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