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Friday, May 08, 2009

Pioneers - a kid-friendly explanation

If you need to know something about pioneers, ThinkQuest.org has a good section for you. Things like wagon trains and prairie schooners are explained, and daily life on the trail is also briefly looked at. As an example, there's a paragraph called What Types of Chores Did Children Do? that reads:

Children had lots of chores that included milking their cows, fetching water from a stream or a river that was nearby, helping their parents cook food, washing dishes, collecting buffalo chips or wood for the fire, shaking out dusty blankets and quilts, and hanging beef jerky to dry in the sun.
It's a simple overview explaining who the pioneers were and where they went, with two of the major trails covered. There are interesting facts like the dangers they faced (including how to safely cross rivers) and the toys they played with.

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