Carolina's Courage by award-winning author Elizabeth Yates is historical fiction set in America in the 1850s. Carolina Putnam's family is moving by covered wagon from the rocky soil of New Hampshire to the wide-open land of Nebraska. Although space in the wagon is very limited, Carolina is permitted to take her beloved china doll, Lydia-Lou. When the trail becomes dangerous, Carolina's treasure becomes the key to her family's safety. This is a story of faith, courage, and the pioneer spirit.
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A sweet story of love and sacrificeCarolina's Courage not only depicts what a Christian family looks like, it also provides material for students to discover what it was like growing up during the mid 1800's in America.
Traveling west across the U.S. was no small feat and students will be introduced to many real-life type situations in Carolina's Courage. Students may not identify with the dress or time period, but they can certainly relate to the feelings and lessons in this book. The Teacher lesson and book and reproducibles are helpful, but some internet links or digital resources could be included to update this resource.