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Literature: "On the Banks of Plum Creek" by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Students can learn about Laura Ingalls Wilder and her book “On the Banks of Plum Creek” by using these sites. Included are eThemes resources on pioneer life, schools during pioneer times, and other Little House books.
Read about Laura Ingalls Wilder and her Little House books. Learn about the places the Ingalls family lived. Includes activities and teaching guides to go along with various Little House books. Listen to fiddle playing and other music from that period. Read documents written by Laura.
These sites have activities that go along with the book "Little House on the Prairie" by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Includes reading, writing, vocabulary, and mapping activities that can be used in the classroom. There are also hands-on cooking and craft activities.
What was it like to go to school in the late 1800's and early 1900's? How big were the schools, how many grades? Investigates clothing, games, songs, and lifestyles. There is one site on frontier culture.
These sites are about houses made from sod that many pioneers built and lived in during the 1800s. See photographs of past and reconstructed sod homes in Nebraska, Kansas, and the Dakotas. Read letters from people in which they talk about life in sod houses and watch a video tour of a home. Includes a few activities for making a sod house in the classroom.
These sites are about daily life on the frontier. Learn about frontier towns and the chores and games that the pioneers participated in. Read the original Homestead Act that prompted many people to move West. Includes videos and historical photographs.
These sites have information about the types of food the pioneers ate and how they prepared and preserved their meals. Includes recipes for johnnycakes, brown sugar candy, snow ice cream, and molasses cake. Also includes some recipes for Native American and early African American dishes.