Oregon State History Teacher Resources
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Adventure Writing: Oregon's Landscape as a Setting
Young scholars identify geographical features of different regions encountered by migrants on the Oregon trail. Students research how the Oregon landscape may have affected life and 19th century westward migration. Young scholars write a narrative essay from the perspective of a migrant traveling through a specific assigned region and time period on the Oregon trail as their setting, focusing on the proper use of dialogue and transition words, and utilizing the steps of the writing process.
7th - 9th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
THE KALAPUYAS AND PIONEERS : OREGON'S MANIFEST DESTINY
Students study the livelihoods and world views of Kalapuya Indians and Oregon settlers. In this Oregon history instructional activity, students study the altered environments of settlers and Native Americans, the conflicts between the groups, the reservation system, and the ethics of Manifest Destiny.
10th - Higher Ed Science 9 Views 30 Downloads
West with Lewis and Clark
Students participate in a simulation of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. In this hands-on American history lesson, students become characters from the early 1800's and make the journey west. They write journal entries, make decisions, and participate in projects during the 4 weeks needed for this lesson.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 10 Views 62 Downloads
Rivers of Oregon
Fifth graders identify the rivers in Oregon and study their importance to the state. In this Oregon rivers lesson, 5th graders journal their experiences in Oregon rivers. Students draw a map including two of Oregon's rivers and then work in groups to research the importance of one of the rivers to Oregon's history.
5th Science 3 Views 4 Downloads
Rocky Road: The Expansion of Democracy in Oregon
Young scholars explore the difficulty that African Americans and other groups of people faced when trying to gain equal rights. In this U.S. History lesson, students research the road to civil rights then complete numerous activities to expand their knowledge on subject.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
The Tillamook Burn
Study pictures of the Tillamook Burn of 1933 to learn about the concept of cause and effect and the importance of Oregon's forest as a resource. Learners complete a Venn diagram to compare the cause and effect relationship. Then they write a short story using the Venn diagram.
5th - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 25 Downloads
Westward Expansion - Fur Trade
Students complete a unit of lessons to learn how products reach the market and study the history of the fur trade. In this history and trade lesson, students first learn about the technology that allowed products to reach market faster. Students then complete activities to learn about the history of the fur trade and its role in Westward expansion.
6th - 10th Social Studies & History 12 Views 62 Downloads
The Journals of Lewis and Clark
Students research the Lewis and Clark Expedition. In this Westward Expansion lesson, students watch the PBS video, "The Corps of Discovery." Students then conduct further research on the topic and create PowerPoint presentations that feature their findings.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
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 examine the current population patterns of the state and see if there is any correlations.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 14 Downloads
Encounters – Native Americans and Euro Americans (1850-1870)
Students consider the plight of Native Americans. In this Oregon history lesson, students research Internet and print sources regarding land conflicts between the whites and Native Americans. Students discuss resettlement and compensation to the Native Americans.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 Downloads
Immigration and Settlement of Ethnic Groups in the Pacific Northwest
Students examine ethnic history of the Pacific Northwest in the period 1850-1950. They research documents and images in digital archives to explore immigration of various ethnic groups that settled in the region during this period.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
Oregon's Early Explorer Routes
Students research the route of an early Oregon Territory Explorer. In this exploration lesson, students speculate on the affect of the topography and forest of Oregon had on the explorer's routes and analyze how these early routes have influenced current settlement pattern across the state.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads