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Westward Ho! Part II

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Continue the exciting saga begun in Westward Ho! Part I as you journey with the forty-niners, ride the rails of the Transcontinental Railroad, experience life on the prairie, and discover the exciting era of cowboys and cattle drives in Westward Ho! Part II.

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  • FUN, NO PREP, 4-week unit study

  • Appropriate for grades 2-12
  • Enjoy family devotionals that revolve around your unit study
  • Children choose from a wide variety of quality, library reading selections that focus on the Gold Rush, prairie life, the Pony Express, the Transcontinental Railroad, Buffalo Bill, Annie Oakley, cowboys, and America the Beautiful.
  • Enjoy classic family read-alouds
  • Maintain the history timeline notebook begun in Westward Ho! Part I 
  • Continue to map your way across the USA as you follow in the footsteps of gold diggers and homesteaders
  • Learn about the California Gold Rush and the hard working entrepreneurs whoreally hit “pay dirt”
  • Start your own business while exploring beginner economics and its law of supply and demand
  • Find out how a territory becomes a state
  • Learn about the Homestead Act of 1862
  • Build an edible prairie home while learning about homesteading life
  • Play some period children’s games
  • Host a prairie picnic for your family and friends
  • Learn about our great American grassland and its diverse plant and animal life
  • Discover the Pony Express and the reason for its short existence
  • Learn about the Transcontinental Railroad and how a steam engine works
  • Meet an entrepreneur who helped introduce civilized life to the Wild West
  • Meet Katherine Lee Bates and her gift to America
  • Discover the era of cowboys and cattle drives without glorifying the “wild” of the Wild West
  • Design your own cattle brand
  • Write a creative assignment using cowboy vernacular
  • Discover the artwork of two famous American West artists
  • Meet some renowned American folk heroes
  • Go on fun field trips
  • Enjoy family movie nights that revolve around your unit study
  • Have some fun with “Stump Your Dad Trivia”
  • Do you have a Boy Scout in your family? He will earn his Journalism Merit Badge while completing Westward Ho I & II with the rest of his family.
  • American Heritage Girls earn Our Heritage badge while completing Westward Ho! I & II.



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Click the following link to see what bloggers are saying about Westward Ho I (and II):

Tenacity Divine

Mom of Many 

Life at Rossmont 

A “Peace”of Mind

My Journey’s Through Life…Herding Cats in Albuquerque 

Plants and Pillars

Training Happy Hearts

There will be a $5 Charge for Whining…Learning to Live a Beautiful Life  

This Day Has Great Potential

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Paperback, Grab-n-Go

Table of Contents

Week 1: Gold Rush!

Week 2: Life on the Prairie

Week 3: The Great American Railroad Race

Week 4: Cowboys and Cattle Drives



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