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Study History through Journal Keeping
Journal writing can be a fun way to bring history to life. Upper graders read a series of journals from the time of the westward expansion, specifically the pioneer journey along the Oregon Trail. They compose an ongoing journal from the perspective of a person traveling west.
8th - 12th Language Arts 7 Views 78 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Oregon Trail Wiki
Here is a fantastic lesson on the Oregon Trail! Learners use the wiki to create a fictitious character that travels on the Oregon Trail. After some mini-lessons on the lives of travelers on the Oregon Trail, they put themselves in their shoes by responding to scenarios posed by the teacher.
4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
Geography of Oregon Digital Story
A fabulous activity on the geography of Oregon awaits your class. The creation of a digital presentation on Oregon's geography is the focus of this activity. They utilize laptops, Photo Story 3, Flash Drives, and access the internet to do their research.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 Downloads
If You Were a Pioneer on the Oregon Trail
Learners examine what it was like to travel west on the Oregon Trail. They develop a list of questions about the trip, explore various websites, and create a story about the experiences of a 19th century family travelling on the Oregon Trail.
K - 2nd Social Studies & History 11 Views 43 Downloads
Go West: Imagining the Oregon Trail
Students access the Oregon Trial website to find information on what it was like to experience traveling the Oregon Trial. Then, in groups, they create dioramas depicting events that could have happened along the Oregon Trail.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 16 Views 59 Downloads
Oregon Trail Movies
What a wonderful lesson! Your class learns about the Oregon Trail through doing research, filling out graphic organizers, and creating an iMovie. The resource links, rubric, and more are all provided, making this a truly useful lesson.
4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 Downloads
Let Me Tell You About Oregon
Using Oregon as the focus, this lesson plan requires learners to produce a lengthy and detailed research project using presentation software. After they have completed their research, they give a speech to share their information with the class.
4th - 8th 21st Century Skills 3 Views 8 Downloads
The Oregon Trail
Upper elementary learners study pioneers on the Oregon Trail through a simulation. They will discover the supplies, choices, and modes of transportation while on the Oregon Trail. They also identify geography difficulties, weather conditions, and Native American Indian conflicts.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 29 Views 173 Downloads
Occupations on the Oregon Trail
Explore occupations during the Oregon Trail era. Young researchers define map vocabulary and use this information to identify geographical locations relevant to the common trades of the Westward expansion. They choose a trade and research its details including reasons the trade provided support needed to successfully move westward.
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History 20 Views 223 Downloads
On the Oregon Trail
Students work with primary documents and latter-day photographs to recapture the experience of traveling on the Oregon Trail. Working in groups, they write a scene for the movie that is historically accurate and based on the kinds of experiences emigrants actually encountered on their way West.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 31 Views 59 Downloads
Oregon Trail Poems: Making Audio Recordings
Poetry is a great way to express a feeling or thought. Fourth graders choose an Oregon Trail Landmark as inspiration for a descriptive poem which they compose and record using an MP3 and the program Photostory. This lesson could be modified to suit any local or state landmark and provides good practice using technology to publish and create audio recordings of original work.
4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
Through learning about the Oregon Trail and Nebraska, learners evaluate the elements of historical fiction. Coming with a comprehensive bibliography, this lesson has your class learn about settlers traveling along the Oregon Trail, analyze their experiences, and discuss the characteristics of historical fiction.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 9 Views 35 Downloads
Complete with maps, photographs, and historical documents, this presentation would be a great resource throughout a unit about mid-19th century America. Manifest Destiny, Texas Independence, the Oregon Trail, and the Mexican War are all featured topics of this slideshow.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 45 Views 182 Downloads
The Oregon Trail
Fourth graders discover the significance of the Oregon Trail in Idaho history. In addition, 4th graders conceptualize the Oregon Trail in relation to their own lives. They engage in a wide variety of curricular activities, culminating in a film spot.
4th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 27 Downloads
Oregon's Early Explorer Routes
Pupils investigate the route of an early explorer that passed into the Oregon Territory. They research the reasons for the traveled route and especially looking at the topographical features that could affect the journey. Students also examine the current population patterns of the state and see if there is any correlations.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 14 Downloads
The Location of Wood Product Mills in Oregon
Fourth graders create a map of the location of wood mills in Oregon. They analyze the current location of transportation routes in compare them to the location of the mills. They determine the reasons for the locations of the mills and communicate the thoughts to others in small groups or whole class presentation.
4th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Wagons Ho! Hard Times! Hard Choices!
You have just hit the lesson plan jackpot! This isn't just a lesson plan, it's a ten-day unit covering westward expansion, pioneer life, and the Oregon Trail. Activities include baking, model building, role-play, newspaper writing, science experiments, and so much more!
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 66 Views 229 Downloads
Using Details from the Text
Explore non-fiction comprehension strategies with your class. They will visualize daily activities and label a 4 circle Venn diagram with related phrases. They must identify the overlapping sections as "main ideas," then complete a similar Venn diagram while reading Roughing it on the Oregon Trail.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 6 Views 257 Downloads
If You Were a Pioneer on the Oregon Trail
Fourth graders explore the pioneer experience on the Oregon Trail and compare and contrast modern day travel experiences with those of the nineteenth century. They synthesize historical data through a creative project.
4th Social Studies & History 21 Views 43 Downloads