Lead students through the growing pains of the new nation from the Constitutional Convention through the Civil War and the westward expansion. Study together celebrations and traditions, the transcontinental railroad, ranchers, cowboys, and outlaws of the Wild West. The Teacher's Edition contains complete lesson plans with activities, patterns for crafts, games, songs, and hands-on activities. It includes 16 full-color pages of maps and other visuals (reduced Maps and More classroom charts). Grade 3.