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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 7 Views 28 Downloads
Influences of Black Oregon Trail Settlers
Learners 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 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
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
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
Oregon's Early Explorer Routes
Learners 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
Crossing the Oregon Trail
Students 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 3 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 4 Views 14 Downloads
On the Oregon Trail
Learners 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
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 123 Views 369 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
Learners explore the true meaning of "Manifest Destiny" and where the term came from. In this U.S. History lesson plan, 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 10 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 67 Views 134 Downloads
Life on the Trails
Fourth graders explore U.S. Geography by completing a worksheet. In this west coast geography lesson, 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
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
Establishing Borders: The Expansion of the United States 1846-48
Students investigate how the United States acquired land after the Revolutionary War ended. In this establishing borders instructional activity, students use maps to identify territories acquired by the US and the states that later developed.
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
Students engage in a lesson which relates to the power granted to the president and the Senate to make and approve treaties with foreign nations. They closely the examine the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, which ended the Mexican War.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 16 Downloads