FREE Pioneer Time Period Printables and Unit Studies

October 3, 2018

Sarah Shelton

Sarah Shelton

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When my girls were younger their favorite time period in history to study was the time of the pioneers. They liked to imagine they lived in the times of Little House on the Prairie.

Children are often fascinated about life during the pioneer days when things were so much more simple. Adding some fun free pioneer time period printables and unit studies to your American history lessons are a fun way to learn about this time period in history.

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We have an Old Florida Museum here in town that has a homeschool day each year where the entire place comes alive with actors, hands-on activities and real working antiques. If you ever have an opportunity to attend something like that you have to check it out! It really opened their eyes to how difficult it must have been to grow up like that.

I think the pioneer time period is a great way to study history in a unit study, delight directed method. We have compiled some fun unit studies and printables to help get you started!

One of Carrie’s favorite resources (NOT FREE) to use when learning about early American history is the Time Travelers: Colonial Life. She HATES hands-on crafty stuff, but this resource made her feel like a super mom and her daughter loved it

The first 2 projects below were her and her daughter’s favorites. They look super difficult, but they were not hard at all.

colonial times history learning activity

colonial times history learning activity

colonial times history learning activity lapbook


FREE Pioneer Time Period Printables:

Pioneer Life Worksheets, Vocabulary, Word Searches, Coloring pages and more

Pioneer Schools A Letter from a Student

Montessori Inspired Pioneer Printables and Activities

Make a Covered Wagon Worksheet

Pioneer Dress Up Doll Printables

Pioneer Week Printable Packs

American Pioneer Notebooking Unit and Activity for Middle Schoolers

Pioneer Printable Pack – over 90 pages!

Free Pioneer Pack - over 90 pages of activities plus a Tot Pack -

Sarah, Plain and Tall is one of our favorite books for this time period. Here are some printables and unit studies to do a literature unit on this beloved classic:

Unit Study and Lesson Plans

Literature Study with Lots of Printables

Powerpoint Slides with Pictures and Vocabulary

Historical Facts Graphic Organizer

Pioneer Time Unit Studies:

Pioneer Hardship Cause and Effect Lesson Plan
Pioneers Leaving Home Lesson Plan
Wonderopolis: What is a Chuckwagon? Online Lesson
Pioneer and Frontier Life Lesson Plans for Teachers
Pioneer Life with Laura Unit Study

Here are some great topics to go along with a Pioneer Theme with even more printables, unit studies and activities:

The Oregon Trail FREE Unit Studies and Resources


FREE Little House on the Prairie Printables and Ideas

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Great books to go with the pioneer time period:

Pioneer Girl: The Annotated AutobiographyPioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography
Pioneer Cat (A Stepping Stone Book(TM))Pioneer Cat (A Stepping Stone Book(TM))
Daily Life in a Covered WagonDaily Life in a Covered Wagon
If You Traveled West In A Covered WagonIf You Traveled West In A Covered Wagon
DK Readers L2: Journey of a PioneerDK Readers L2: Journey of a Pioneer

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