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Interesting Facts about the Historic Trails
The Oregon trail is a very interesting part of American history. The class, having read or discussed the events leading to the westward expansion and settling of the Oregon Territory, can answer each of these fill-in-the-blank statements. There are 17 sentences to complete.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 8 Views 29 Downloads
Influences of Black Oregon Trail Settlers
Students discuss reasons settlers settled in the Oregon Territory. Then, through the examination of primary documents, they compare the influences upon black settlers and how those influences were important to the settlement of the Pacific Northwest.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
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
Chapter 12: American History
Short and to the point, these slides cover some basic points about life in 19th centrury America. Topics such as Texas Independence, the California Gold Rush, and the Oregon Territory are briefly mentioned, and some of the facts are hard to decipher or understand.
8th - 9th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 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 4 Downloads
8th Grade U.S. History Task Study Packet
Even a cumulative review can include main ideas, key events, supporting details, and critical thinking. An excellent 8th grade history review is yours for the taking. It includes topics that range from the thirteen colonies to post Civil War reformation.
8th Social Studies & History 148 Views 393 Downloads
Keeping the Home Fires: The lives of Western women
Fourth graders explore the various trails that settlers took West from Missouri. They examine the reasons that people took these trails as well as the kind of people who made the journeys. They examine the Oregon, the Mormon, the Santa Fe and the California Trails
4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 17 Downloads
Crossing the Oregon Trail
Learners become familiar with the sacrifices that the migrants endured crossing the plains to the west. They experience some of the problem solving that the pioneers faced and pay the natural consequences of their choices.
5th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
The Brief American Pageant: Manifest Destiny and its Legacy
Frame your lecture about Manifest Destiny around these maps, which portray the extended boundaries of various American territories in the 19th century. Campaigns of the Mexican War, and a map of the Spanish Missions on the West Coast are also included at the end of the slideshow.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 5 Views 14 Downloads
Who Wants to be a Millionaire? American History
What if your class could earn 1 Million dollars, just because they knew their American History? They can when they play this Millionaire style review game. They'll answer questions, phone their friends, and work their way through 15 question related to state history, territories, Westward Expansion, and the settlers.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 10 Views 36 Downloads
The Louisiana Purchase: Reading and Quiz
In need of informational text and a related quiz regarding the Louisiana Purchase? Here are four pages containing basic information on Thomas Jefferson, Napoleon, Manifest Destiny, and the Louisiana Purchase, plus a 15-question quiz.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 74 Views 139 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
Regents High School Examination: United States History and Government, 2006, #2
For this United States history and government standardized test practice worksheet, students respond to 50 multiple choice questions, 2 essay prompts, and 14 short answer questions that require them to review their knowledge of history and government in the United States.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 123 Downloads
Effects of Fur Trapping on Tribes
Fifth graders compare two timelines. In this social studies lesson on perspective, 5th graders compare a timeline of events occurring in Montana tribal life and a timeline of events occurring in the general U.S. and Montana population. Students analyze the timelines to conclude what the results of exploration, fur trapping, and trading were for Montana's native tribes.
5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 11 Downloads
The Monroe Doctrine: President Monroe and the Independence Movement in South America
Students identify conditions in Europe that relate to the independence movements in South America and list reasons why President Monroe gave for recognizing the independence movement in South America.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 49 Downloads
Factors Contributing To the U.S. Dominance of the Pacific Northwest
Students examine the painting Columbia by John Gast. They discuss the concept of Manifest Destiny and the role of different groups (miners, missionaries, fur trappers, farmers, etc.) in the Americanization of the West. In groups, they develop a presentation that focuses on the role of individual groups.
6th - 11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 11 Downloads
The March of Civilization
Students explore the true meaning of "Manifest Destiny" and where the term came from. In this U.S. History lesson, students work in small groups and examine specific documents on "Manifest Destiny" then create a journal. They also write a personal viewpoint paper on the subject.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 11 Downloads
Life on the Trails
Fourth graders explore U.S. Geography by completing a worksheet. In this west coast geography lesson plan, 4th graders discuss the Santa Fe and Oregon-California trails and the people who traveled them in the 1800's. Students define vocabulary terms based upon the geography and complete worksheets about costs and benefits.
4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 23 Downloads