In Great Social Studies Projects, history comes to life! Child-friendly hands-on projects with clear step-by-step, photo-illustrated instructions accompany informative, fact-filled text. With this series, information is immediately linked with hands-on projects, offering flexibility with regards to different learning styles, as well as immediate reinforcement of the information that is being presented. Utilizing listening skills, reading skills, cognitive ability, and creativity, Great Social Studies Projects will ensure that every child has a positive and fun learning experience.The covered wagon was an essential component of westward expansion. Using projects and a dynamic prose style, this book teaches the history of the move west in a way that all young readers will find irresistible.