Academy Americana

Academy Americana

Completing Grades 1-3

Session 3 – July 9-20

Pack Your Wagon for the Trail West!

Grab your gear, whittle down your stock, and get ready: We’re heading west! Use an authentic packing list from a real 1800s wagon train, and pack your own ‘Conestoga wagon.’ What games will you play on the trail? Will you make it to Oregon or die of dysentery? From trailblazing to homesteading, experience pioneer living, as they made butter, clothing, toys, quilts and crafts. Be part of the Gold Rush: Will you strike it rich? On the ranch, will you brand the herd or stock the chuckwagon?  Explore the diaries of pioneers like Laura Ingalls and Lewis and Clark. Will their journals give us clues as we try modern-day geocaching? Seek your fortune in the frontier!


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