Cutting a Path: Daniel Boone and the Cumberland Gap

Cutting a Path: Daniel Boone and the Cumberland Gap

by Elizabeth Raum


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Imagine being asked to explore an unknown part of the country. That's exactly what happened to Daniel Boone in the mid-1700s. Boone and others cut a path through the wilderness of Kentucky and Virginia. Lively language, historical illustrations, and primary source journal entries from Boone and his fellow settlers help readers feel as if they were a part of the journey. Meets Common Core critical thinking standards, and provides strong ties to social studies standards on westward expansion.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781491449097
Publisher: Capstone
Publication date: 08/01/2015
Series: Capstone Adventures on the American Frontier Series
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 1,122,823
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range: 8 - 10 Years

About the Author

Elizabeth Raum has written over two-dozen nonfiction books for young readers, including a biography of Louis Armstrong for Capstone Press. Over the years, she has worked as a middle school and high school English teacher, an elementary school librarian, and a college library director. Elizabeth Raum has written many nonfiction books for children. Two of her Capstone You Choose books, Orphan Trains: An Interactive History Adventure (2011) and Can You Survive Storm Chasing? (2012), are Junior Library Guild selections. Elizabeth lives in Michigan with her husband, Richard.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 A Journey Through the Wilderness 4

Chapter 2 Daniel Boone: Hunter and Trailblazer 8

Chapter 3 Settling in Kentucky 12

Chapter 4 The Far Side of the Revolution 20

Chapter 5 Daniel Boone: Looking Back 26

Timeline 28

Glossary 30


Internet Sites 31

Critical Thinking Using the Common Core 32

Index 32

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