Literature: "Mr. Tucket" by Gary Paulsen
These sites are about the book “Mr. Tucket” by Gary Paulsen. Includes book reviews, biographies on the author, and suggested activities. There are links to eThemes Resources on covered wagons, the Oregon Trail, and pioneers.
Interview with author Gary Paulsen
Gary explains about which book is his favorite, his life when he was young, his dog, Cookie, and sailing.
Gary Paulsen Author Video
Gary discusses his life as a writer. He explains how he feels about the Iditarod, sailing, and his life when he was young.
Use this site for biographical information, synopses of Gary Paulsen's books, new releases and teacher's guides.
The Tucket Adventures-Teacher's Guides
This site provides brief teacher's guides for all of The Tucket Adventures.
Go West: Imagining the Oregon Trail
Use this lesson with students to compare an imagined travel experience of their own with actual experiences of 19th-century pioneers.
The Oregon Trail
This web site provides maps of historic sites along the way, fantastic facts, and diaries of travelers. Note: This site contains ads.
Travel the Trail with the Westward Ho! Wagon Train
Travel with your class on the Oregon Trail. This site features a simulated journey as part of the Westward HO! Wagon Train.
eThemes Resource: Transportation: Covered Wagons
These sites explain the different types of covered wagons that were used by pioneers to traverse the Oregon Trail in the late 19th century. Topics include the materials, dimensions, usage, manufacturers, cost, and durability of this primitive mode of transportation.
eThemes Resource: Westward Expansion: Oregon Trail
These sites have information about the Oregon Trail during the time of westward expansion. Includes timelines, maps, and photographs. There are links to eThemes Resources on covered wagons and other trails.
eThemes Resource: Westward Expansion: Pioneers of the Frontier
These sites focus on the American westward expansion during the 1800s. Includes information about the men, women, and children who ventured West. Learn about Kit Carson, Marcus and Narcissa Whitman, the Mountain men, gold miners, and African Americans. Includes an eMINTS WebQuest on Lewis and Clark.
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