Since so many of our books for co-op this year were focusing on the western US and pioneers, I chose for additional history for Alex the Evan Moor Moving West History Pockets. There are some fun projects (Nicolas has joined in for some activities.) Here are Alex's pockets:
Pocket 1 - Introduction to moving West
Pocket 2 - The New Frontier and our study of Daniel Boone and George Rogers Clark
Pocket 3 - Exploring the Wilderness
We skipped Pocket 4 about Missionaries because our book - Apples to Oregon - went right along with Pocket 5.
Pocket 5 - On the Oregon Trail
And what would Alex take with him if he had to choose something he treasured to take with him and leave everything else behind if he were travelling west in a covered wagon? ....
His gameboy :)
Pocket 6 - Native American Struggle
Keep an eye on the blog for the rest of the pockets. We are completing Pocket 7 this week and the rest of the pockets we will pick up at the end of the school year when we read the books The Gullywasher and Mailing May, which both take place out west. (Mailing May is about the railroad expansion westward which is also what pocket 10 is about.)
Alex is also doing Indiana History this year. I will try to get a post of that notebook so far in the near future.