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Life on the Oregon Trail
Isaacs, Sally Senzell, 1950-
Publication Information:
Chicago : Heinemann Library, [2001]

Physical Description:
32 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 27 cm.
An introduction to what life was like on the Oregon Trail, describing the wagons, daily routines, food, clothing, Native Americans encountered on the way, and dangers.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.9 0.5 46011.
Format :


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Material Type
Home Location
Newstead Library F597 .I77 2001 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Angola Public Library F597 .I77 2001 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Clearfield Library F597 .I77 2001 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Lake Shore Library F597 .I77 2001 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Williamsville Library F597 .I77 2001 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Audubon Library F597 .I77 2001 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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The Picture the Past series looks at the many kinds of communities in America's past. Each book describes what made each community different and what children and adults did each day. Life on the Oregon Trail In this book, discover what it was like to be a part of a wagon train on the Oregon Trail. Find out how children went to school on the trail. Visit a fort on the trail to learn how travelers traded with Native Americans. Discover how travelers found and prepared food. Then use a recipe to cook an Oregon Trail meal-bacon stew!

Author Notes

Author Sally Senzell Isaacs was born in 1950 and grew up in Evansville, Indiana. She graduated from Indiana University, where she majored in American history and sociology. She has written over 30 children's books dealing with American history. Her book Cattle Trails and Cowboys won the first June Franklin Naylor Award for the Best Book for Children on Texas History.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 1-3-The material in these books is well organized and presented in short, manageable double-page chapters. Among the dozen or so basic topics are "Getting Food," "Clothes," and "Children." The writing is perfect for inexperienced researchers who can sometimes get overwhelmed and discouraged by too much information. The books are illustrated with an outstanding collection of historical and modern photographs and paintings, reproduced in color and in black and white. These three titles would be valuable additions to any primary-grade nonfiction section. One small complaint: The author uses the catch-all term "Native Americans" in Pioneer Homestead and Oregon Trail instead of the appropriate tribal or clan names.-Steve Clancy, Colonial Village Elementary School, Niagara Falls, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

A Long Journey Westp. 4
Leaving Homep. 6
The Wagonp. 8
Following the Trailp. 10
The Daily Routinep. 12
Night on the Trailp. 14
Children on the Trailp. 16
Native Americansp. 18
Dangersp. 20
Fort Laramiep. 22
Clothingp. 24
Foodp. 26
Oregon at Lastp. 28
Oregon Growsp. 30
Glossaryp. 31
More Books to Readp. 31
Indexp. 32

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