This teacher's guide includes a collection of book overviews, themes, standards-based activities, historical overviews, and additional resources relating to several books addressing exploration of the United States during the 1800s. The guides were designed by third, fourth, and fifth grade teachers as part of the Clark County School District's Teaching American History Grant module on westward migration. During the module, teacher participants were provided with picture and chapter books relating to nineteenth century exploration and westward migration of the United States. Each module participant selected one picture book or several chapters of a chapter book for which they would prepare a teacher's guide. These guides are accessible via the links on the left. This blog provides teacher's guides for the following picture books:

Each teacher's guide is accessible by clicking on the "Book Guides" links to the left. The remaining blogs are for chapter books including Patty Reed's Doll: The Story of the Donner Party, Sallie Fox: The Story of a Pioneer Girl, Little House in the Big Woods, and Little House on the Prairie.

If you have any questions about this guide, please contact Christy G. Keeler, Ph.D., this blog's designer and the pedagogy scholar for the module. You may also enjoy visiting other grant module blogs. Each module was five weeks long with a focus on an historical era (taught by Drs. Michael Green and DeAnna Beachley) and pedagogical technique (taught by Dr. Keeler). The modules include: