100 Facts The Wild West is bursting with exactly 100 awesome facts, mind-blowing images and fun activities to help children learn everything they need to know about life on the American Frontier.
• Kids learn more easily with bitesized information.
• Photographs and artworks aid children who learn through visual prompts.
• Activities allow children to put what they have learned into practice.
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100 Facts The Wild West contains key topics about the history of this American territory in concise, interesting numbered facts. Information is accompanied by amazing illustrations and photographs that put unbelievable facts into context for young learners.
Essential topics covered in 100 Facts The Wild West:
• The first native inhabitants and the disappearance of tribes
• A new world of discovery for European settlers
• Wars on the reservations, 'wanted' outlaws, and the rise of the cowboy
Examples of 'I don't believe it' fascinating facts:
• The Flathead people really had flattened heads! Mothers bound boards to their babies' heads to squash them down!
• Buffalo hunting became such a famous sport that a Grand Duke came all the way from Russia for it.
• The territory of Oklahoma was given away in a 'land rush'. One morning a bugle sounded and 100,000 settlers raced into the territory to claim land.
Activities to make learning accessible and interactive include:
• Picture puzzle: Ranchers marked their cattle with their own special brands. Can you match the brand to the name of the ranch?
• Pan for gold in your garden with a bowl of soil mixed with water. Circle it around and let some drop out until you are left with any findings.
• Find out your Native American name by looking at examples from the book!
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