On the Way Home: The Diary of a Trip from South Dakota to Mansfield, Missouri, in 1894 Fun Activities

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Action!

Provide the class with a box of random props and have them act out scenes from the book. This will ensure that they are familiar with the significant scenes of the book.

Modern Technology

Have the students choose a modern day device and have them write a personal narrative of how one of the people from this book would see it.

Art in Multiple Mediums

Create a piece of art in any medium that portrays one of the basic themes of the book. Have different groups do different themes, and then have the class view all the different works.

Letter From Home

Write a letter from one of the Wilders to a friend back at home. Have all the students read their letters.

Trail Food

Make some of the food that was eaten on the trail- hard tack, clabber, jerkey, etc. Have...

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