Use these online Elementary U.S. and American History videos entitled Covered Wagons and Westward Expansion to study the development of the overland trails used by the early American pioneers and learn what it was like to travel through the untamed American West and the reasons many Americans set out on westward trails during the early 19th century.
Use these 6 online educational video titles to learn why the Great Plains presented a barrier to westward expansion. Discover the experiences of a covered wagon pioneer. Identify some of the landmarks that guided travelers west. Discover the reasons many Americans set out on westward trails during the early nineteenth century. Explore how the pioneers and U.S. government protected westward travelers. Locate and identify the trails used by the pioneers.