These sites are about the book “West to a Land of Plenty” that chronicles an Italian immigrant family’s journey west. Also has information about author Jim Murphy. There are links to several eThemes on topics relating to the book’s themes, including covered wagons, railroads, pioneers, and Westward Expansion.
This eThemes Resource has resources 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.
This eThemes Resources 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.
This eThemes Resource sites focus on the American westward expansion during the 1800s. Includes information about the men, women, and children who came to the West. Learn about Kit Carson, Marcus and Narcissa Whitman, the Mountain men, gold miners, and African Americans of the West. Includes a WebQuest on Lewis and Clark.
The eThemes Resource includes the Santa Fe, Overland, California, and the Mormon Pioneer Trail. See pictures of the West in the 1800s and maps of the trails. Read about life along the trails. Includes an eThemes Resource on the Oregon Trail.