Pioneer Unit Study

Build a Sod House




  • Bound for Oregon by Jean Van Leeuwen (WebCat) (
  • Stout Hearted Seven (WebCat) (
  • Pioneer Crafts (WebCat) (
  • A Pioneer Sampler (WebCat) (
  • Pioneer Quilt Book (WebCat) (
  • Oregon Trail: Diary of Hattie Campbell (Dear America series) (WebCat) (


  • Learn about one-room schools.
  • Make corn-husk dolls.
  • Build a covered wagon.
  • Make a quilt (crazy quilt or tied quilt).
  • Study manifests of supplies from real wagon trains. Now, make your own and see if you can calculate how many supplies you would need for your family to survive on the Oregon Trail.
  • Build a log cabin.

Field trips:

  • Find a live history program in your area and visit it.

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