Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Digital Collection: Pioneers in Your Attic

Mountain West Digital Library
Pioneers in Your Attic
Contents: Launched in 2013, this collections explores a wide range of topics related to the 19th century overland migration including transportation, trail and camp life, encounters with Native American tribes, diseases, medicine and surgery, politics and government, gold rush, religion, and perspectives from multiple viewpoints.
Classroom Connections: Involve youth in tracking the the westward movement from various perspectives. Ask each student to explore a different aspect such as transportation, camp life, or encounters with Native Americans. Or, explore resources by primary source type such as diaries, letters, and photographs.
Featured Digital Objects:
Drawing of Wagon Master
Crow, Black Lodge Camp
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