The story of America’s expansion west, from exploration by Lewis and Clark through the transcontinental railroad and the birth of the Wild West, is shared in this HUGE resource that includes coloring pages and copywork. Discover key events during this time including the Louisiana Purchase, steamboat Clermont, the Santa Fe Trail, the Erie Canal, Texas’s fight for independence from Mexico, the Alamo, the Battle of San Jacinto, the Indian Removal Act of 1830, the Trail of Tears, the Oregon Trail, the California Gold Rush, the Comstock Lode, the Pony Express, the Homestead Act, the building of the Transcontinental Railroad, and the formation of Yellowstone National Park. Meet key people such as Thomas Jefferson, Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, Sacagawea, Zebulon Pike, Robert Fulton, Stephen Austin, William Travis, Davy Crockett, Sam Houston, Andrew Jackson, Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse, General George Custer, Wild Bill Hickock, and Mark Twain. Learn about the impact westward expansion had on the Cherokee, Seminole, Sioux, Apache, Navajo, and Nez Perce. Plus, get a small taste of life on the Oregon Trail and life on the prairie.
There are 100 coloring pages with large print or cursive, traceable copywork. It’s a great way to work some history and handwriting practice into your day. You can even display the finished pages around the room as a way to see the story unfold. 103 pages total. Two levels are available, Levels B and C. Ages 5-10.
Also works great with A Detective’s Guide to American History: 1800 to 1900!
A note about coloring book levels:
Level A: Coloring pages include single word or phrase copywork (traceable print)
Level B: Coloring pages include full sentence copywork (traceable print)
Level C: Coloring pages include full sentence copywork (traceable cursive)
Pictures may vary or repeat between levels. Not all books are available in all three levels; new levels will be added as available.
mattandheatherwood (verified owner) –
We have enjoyed using this book as a part of preparing to take homeschool on the road. Over several years and several road trips in different directions I pulled large sections out of this resource to learn history before we headed north and west.
This is probably one of our favorite resources for studying the topic of westward expansion. We hang each page up on the wall as we review the time period. Early elementary students learn the fundamentals with this resource, but I find it just as useful for middle-aged students to review the key points they should take away from this time period.
That is so fun! Thank you very much!