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Life of the Pioneer

PBS created a series entitled “Frontier House” where several families from different parts of the US were invited to go west and live like pioneers. On the PBS website you will find many different articles about frontier life and the westward trail. There is also a media showcase where you can watch video diaries or take a quiz to see if you could be a pioneer.

• Take the pioneer quiz to see if you are a city slicker or cut out for life on the frontier.
• Read one of the historical articles about frontier life and give a short summary of it to your fellow students, or write about it.

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