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there is a picture of a book Frontier Home
by Raymond Bial

Making Choices

Imagine that you are going to settle on the frontier in the 1800s. You will need to make or grow everything you need to live. Your wagon has very little room for the things you will need so you must make choices. For example, you may decide to leave your dishes behind because you know that you can make wooden plates and bowls when you arrive.

Choose three tools you will need for building, cooking, farming or hunting. Write their names below. Next to the name of the tool write why it is an important tool to bring along.

Tool Why It Is Important

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