The resources on this page are based on the theme From the Prairie to the Sea in Grade 5 of Houghton Mifflin's Invitations to Literacy program.


Here is a bibliography of supplementary books that include cross-curricular connections and books that meet individual needs. Click here for the latest update


Help yourself to these extension activities. You can print them out and use them in your classroom.


Here are some links to sites on the Internet that relate to From the Prairie to the Sea.

50 States and Capitals
This site includes a map of the Unites States, as well as maps of the 50 states. It also includes information about the state capitals, education, communities, park systems, population and many other interesting general facts.
First Nations Histories
This site is a great resource for Native American history. A short description is provided for over 30 Native American nations, with links to much more detailed information and essays. A great site for student research.
Pony Express Home Station
This site includes valuable information about the Pony Express. It offers historical information, plus “Pony Tales”, lists of museums, and links on the subject.