Synopses & Reviews
This series covers the important details of everyday life during various periods in American history. Each book explores the basics of food, clothing, shelter, education, communication, transportation, and entertainment. Timelines and recipes are also included.
The Picture the Past series looks at the many kinds of communities in America's past. Each book describes what made each community different and what children and adults did each day. Life on the Oregon Trail In this book, discover what it was like to be a part of a wagon train on the Oregon Trail. Find out how children went to school on the trail. Visit a fort on the trail to learn how travelers traded with Native Americans. Discover how travelers found and prepared food. Then use a recipe to cook an Oregon Trail mealbacon stew!