Spark curiosity for westward expansion! This 6-book set shares engaging details about the danger and excitement that settlers faced during their journeys as well as what life was like for the Plains Indians living in The West during that time. Included in these books are images of authentic artifacts, maps, government documents, and other primary sources that offer an intimate glimpse of life during this era. Students will gain valuable content knowledge as well as strong literacy skills to support comprehension and vocabulary development as they interact with text features in these books, including captions, bold print, glossaries, and indexes. The "Your Turn!" activities continue to challenge students as they extend their learning and use the text to support their understanding. The concepts in these books are aligned to McREL, WIDA/TESOL, NCSS/C3 Framework, and other state standards.