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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...
8th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Geography of Oregon Digital Story
A fabulous lesson on the geography of Oregon awaits your class. The creation of a digital presentation on Oregon's geography is the focus of this lesson. They utilize laptops, Photo Story 3, Flash Drives, and access the internet to do...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
If You Were a Pioneer on the Oregon Trail
Students 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...
K - 2nd Social Studies & History
Go West: Imagining the Oregon Trail
Young scholars 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
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...
4th Social Studies & History
Oregon's Early Explorer Routes
Students 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...
4th - 5th Social Studies & History
Wagons Ho! Hard Times! Hard Choices!
You have just hit the lesson plan jackpot! This isn't just a lesson, 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...
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts