The 20 enjoyable, interactive classroom activities that are included will help your students understand the text in amusing ways. Fun Classroom Activities include group projects, games, critical thinking activities, brainstorming sessions, writing poems, drawing or sketching, and more that will allow your students to interact with each other, be creative, and ultimately grasp key concepts from the text by "doing" rather than simply studying.
1. Great Plain Personified
Tell a short story of a pioneer family from the point of view of the Great Plains.
2. Child's Play
Tell a short story of a pioneer family from the point of view of one of the children.
3. If you could only take a few things...
Think of how big the wagons were that were headed out West. Considering all of your possessions, what would you take with you if you could only fill one wagon?
4. Land Stakes
Recreate what the wooden stakes...
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