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The story of westward expansion comes to life, with vivid recounts of the hardships and dangers the settlers faced, an interactive look inside a typical wagon, and maps demonstrating the Oregon Trail and the Great Plains.

Reading Level: Upper Elementary and Middle School

In this app, you'll learn about:
• What Makes Someone a Pioneer
• Early Pioneers
• Pioneers Move West
• On the Trail
• Sodbusters of the Great Plains
• Farming the Plains
• Time for Fun

Features Include:
• Interactive 3-D models

• High-definition video and audio

• Hi-res photographs, cartoons, and animations

• Easy-to-read, accessible writing

• Quizzes, puzzles, and other fun games

• Plus…optimized for the iPad Retina display

KIDS DISCOVER has been creating award-winning content for kids for over 20 years. KIDS DISCOVER apps are always AD-FREE.

Other great apps from KIDS DISCOVER include:
• American Revolution
• Ancient China
• Ancient Egypt
• Ancient Greece
• Atoms
• Cells
• Civil War
• Constitution
• Ecology
• Energy
• Extreme Weather
• Galaxies (FREE)
• Geography
• Geology
• Incas
• Matter
• Plants
• Roman Empire
• Space
• Washington D.C.
• Simple Machines
• and More!

To learn more about us and our mission to inspire kids, feed their natural curiosity, and instill a love of reading and learning, please visit us at www.kidsdiscover.com.

What's New

Version 3.0

Updated for new iOS and new devices.

Ratings and Reviews

It’s just a book online, no narration


Useless for students who aren’t totally fluent readers. I contacted the developers. They have no intention of adding a read aloud function, which means this series is completely inaccessible to children with Dyslexia. Ever heard of the ADA?

Fascinating look at western expansion


A great "nuts and bolts" look at how we went West. This app takes you along on wagon trains with videos, photos and interactive charts. A look at real pioneers and the way they lived, and the different reasons people chose to go West. A fascinating excursion on this app.

Great App!

E Gee

Great interactives bring a tough topic to life, my kids got right into this one and were drawn in by the visuals, but stayed engaged with the playful and informative writing.


321.3 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
Age Rating
Rated 4+


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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