Our unit focuses on the lives of the pioneers, on the children's present day community, and what the community will look like in the future. The resource begins with a set of lesson plans for the teacher. Details are provided for the activities that the children participate in during each lesson. Then, a student booklet in which children record their research findings and the conclusions they draw from the information they collect is provided. The student booklets are the children's notebooks and are used to help them prepare for the unit test. The resource ends with a number of activities used throughout the lessons of the unit. This Social Studies unit provides a teacher and student section with a variety of lessons, activities, crossword, word search, and answer key to create a well-rounded lesson plan.