JSE-WOSC | ISBN 978-078915278-7 | Softcover | $14.95
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Wide Open Spaces: American Frontiers, Student Book

JSE-WOSC | ISBN 978-078915278-7 | Softcover | $14.95
JSE-WOHC | ISBN 978-078079689-8 | Hardcover | $21.95
Wide Open Spaces: American Frontiers, Student Book
What is the lure of the frontier? This book from the Literature & Thought series contains literature that challenges the reader, promotes critical thinking, and encourages independent exploration of themes and issues related to this topic.
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Contents

Prologue

Where West Is Thom Tammaro

Creating Context

The Lure of the Frontier • Concept Vocabulary

Cluster One: What Were Explorers Seeking?

Thinking Skill: Analyzing

First Encounter (journal entry)
Christopher Columbus
The Captives (short story)
Stephen Vincent Benét
Daniel Boone (poem)
Arthur Guiterman
Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition (journal entries)
Meriwether Lewis et al.

Cluster Two: What Were the Effects of Manifest Destiny?

Thinking Skill: Comparing and Contrasting

Manifest Destiny (essay)
Christina Beck
A Friend of the Indians (poem)
Joseph Bruchac
Tsali of the Cherokees (oral history)
Norah Roper as told to Alice Marriott
Touching the Skirts of Heaven (essay)
Mary Moore
The Courtship (poem)
George Ella Lyon
End of the Trail (short story)
Jim Kjelgaard

Cluster Three: Who Were the People of the Frontier?

Thinking Skill: Summarizing

Gold Rush! (newspaper articles)
Anonymous
Levi’s (letter)
Jacob W. Davis
Boomers and Sooners (eyewitness account)
William W. Howard
The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky (short story)
Stephen Crane
Wild West (poem)
Robert Boylan

Cluster Four: Thinking on Your Own

Thinking Skill: Synthesizing

The High Desert (biography)
From The Right Stuff, Tom Wolfe
At the Electronic Frontier (poem)
Miguel Algarín
Voyage to the Last Frontier (article)
Michael D. Lemonick
The Million-Year Picnic (short story)
Ray Bradbury