How To Get Rich On The Oregon Trail
This next volume in the charmingly tongue-in-cheek How to Get Rich series hits the jackpot once again. How to Get Rich on the Oregon Trail continues the winning combination of authentic historical facts and entertaining fictional voices. The narrative offers good-humored and practical advice for a trip out west along the Oregon Trail.This whimsical recounting of one family’s journey to their new h...
Series: How to Get Rich
Hardcover: 48 pages
Publisher: National Geographic Children's Books (February 10, 2009)
Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.3 x 10.4 inches
Amazon Rank: 219413
Format: PDF Text djvu book
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“This is an enjoyable historical account of a family going west along the Oregon Trail. This story is written by a young man traveling with his family as he writes of his experiences, giving a true account of what it was like to travel along the Ore...”
mestead will give readers an appreciation of the hardships faced by all those who signed up for the great migration. These include hunger, thirst, sickness, hostile American Indians, and even deceit and thievery on the part of fellow travelers. The book also shows the ingenuity, skill, and trickery used to overcome such challenges.Wittily interweaving the fictional characters’ adventures with historical personages, locales, and events, Tod Olson captures many distinctive facets of the pioneering American spirit. Uniquely, he examines the economic angles of America’s westward expansion, showing the lure of financial opportunities that tempted so many onto the Oregon Trail—and the harsh realities that they discovered along the way. Artwork and archival images create a scrapbook collage effect, making the book a visual feast, and a fascinating snapshot of this period of American history. The rich back matter includes a note from Marc Aronson that specifies what is fact and what is fiction, as well as an extensive "Encyclopedia of the Oregon Trail."National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.