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Pioneers and the Westward Expansion Theme Unit

Song suggestions for a classroom theme unit.

The songs on this page are compiled from a variety of different artists and albums. We have grouped them together to help you narrow your search.

Lyric Pages

Brigham Young – Kathleen Wiley
Chief Black Hawk and Bishop Kerns – Kathleen Wiley
Christopher (Kit) Carson – Kathleen Wiley
Grateful Henry Tempest – Kathleen Wiley
Home On The Range – Traditional
I've Been Working On the Railroad – Bradley Weaver
I've Been Working On the Railroad – Traditional
Lewis and Clark – Kathleen Wiley
The Miner's Song – Learning by Song
My Name Is Johnny Appleseed – Sam Jones
Oh, My Darling Clementine– Traditional
Oh Susanna– Keith Little
Oh Susanna–Traditional
Old Chisholm Trail–Dan Crow
Old Dan Tucker– Elizabeth Cook
Old Dan Tucker– Traditional
The Pony Express – Kathleen Wiley
Remember the Alamo – Kathleen Wiley
Sacajawea – Kathleen Wiley
Shenandoah – Traditional
Sweet Betsy From Pike – Sheet Music/Piano Solo
We're Goin' Out West – Learning by Song


Best All American Songs Ever! Mrs. Music & Friends
Musical America Judy Caplan Gisnburgh
Learning American History by Song– Barbara Speicher
Sing-A-Ling With Friends–Dan Crow
Westward Expansion Songs– Kathleen Wiley


Musical Plays

Gold Dust or Bust- Bad Wolf Press
U.S. Geography- Bad Wolf Press

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