Learning About the Westward Expansion with Arts & Crafts
Readers learn how to make their own cowboy hats, gold nugget pouches, and woven baskets as they explore the history of the American West! These crafts and more are shown to readers through step-by-step instructions and helpful photographs of the process and the finished product. The included crafts are meant to enhance the lessons readers learn about the settlement of the West, including the history of Texas and the journeys taken on the Oregon Trail. Sidebars and fact boxes provide additional information, and historical images place readers in the middle of life on the frontier.