Heading West by Pat McCarthy
Life with the Pioneers, 21 Activities (For Kids series)

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Tracing the vivid saga of Native American and pioneer men, women, and children, this guide covers the colonial beginnings of the westward expansion to the last of the homesteaders in the late 20th century. Dozens of firsthand accounts from journals and autobiographies of the era form a rich and detailed story that shows how life in the backwoods and on the prairie mirrors modern life in many ways—children attended school and had daily chores, parents worked hard to provide for their families, and communities gathered for church and social events. More than 20 activities are included in this engaging guide to life in the west, including learning to churn butter, making dip candles, tracking animals, playing Blind Man’s Bluff, and creating a homestead diorama.


About Pat McCarthy

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Pat McCarthy is the author of Heading West and 10 other children's titles. She has written for Children's Digest, Cricket, and other publications. She lives in Greenville, Ohio.
Published August 1, 2009 by Chicago Review Press. 144 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books.

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