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Exploring and Oregon Commodity
A fun (and delicious!) lesson teaches measurement to your third graders. They work in small groups to first predict, then to measure the weight, circumference, and number of seeds found in a watermelon. Everyone gets to eat watermelon after all of the measurements have been compiled.
New Review Westward Expansion in the Garden
What an exceptional hands-on experience for learning about the period of Westward Expansion in the United States! Learners are divided into groups and embark on one of three "trails" to learn about the challenges early pioneers experienced in geography, climate, and acquiring supplies for their journey to the West.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Oregon Trail: American Settler
A sequel to the hugely popular and enduring Oregon Trail, this game explores the daily life of those settling in the Wild West. Players have to build a shelter, grow their community, increase the population, ensure sufficient food supplies, and more.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History
Off to Interactive Island: Preparing a Budget for a Trip
Students participate in an economics exercise. In this economics lesson, students demonstrate financial decisions by using tokens to buy items they will need for a trip. Students discuss their choices to determine if they spent their tokens wisely.
2nd - 4th Math
Wagons West: Report
Have your middle schoolers choose a topic about the Oregon Trail to research for an informative report. They are given a list of report ideas and the components required when composing an informational report. Then, they choose one of the topics to research after which they will create a comprehensive and coherent text.
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Fun With Pacific Northwest Cities and Towns
Intended for fun only, learners play with the names of cities common to their region or state. This lesson plan includes a list of cities in Oregon and not much else. What you and your class choose to do with your list of cities is up to you.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Wagons Out West
Students research one of the Plains or Northwest Native American tribes that the Oregon Trail travelers might have encountered in their journey west. In this American history lesson, students research the tribes, complete a journal entry for the topic, read a book about the topic, and make a digital scrapbook for the topic.
5th - 7th Social Studies & History
Eleventh graders examine the reactions of Oregon natives regarding Chinese immigrants in late 1800's. In this Oregon history lesson, 11th graders visit the Portland Classican Chinese Garden and consider its impact for healing the conflict between Oregonians and the Chinese when the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 was passed.
11th Social Studies & History
Native American Culture
Students research Native American culture. In this Native Americans lesson, students read the folk tale, The Strongest One and identify the natural resources in the poem. Students participate in a discussion of how Native Americans got their food and locate tribes on a map of Oregon.
5th - 6th Social Studies & History
Teaching American History Project Lesson
Fifth graders research the history of the American West. In this United States history lesson, 5th graders complete 6 activities to learn about the American West. Students research the Oregon and California Trails, the Donner Party, Kit Carson, John Fremont.
5th Social Studies & History
Wagon's West: Life on the Trail
Students investigate what life on the Oregon Trail was like. In this Westward Movement lesson, students eat foods that were eaten by settlers on the trail as they read textbook pages about the trial. Students then draw an Oregon Trail scene and discuss what the trip must have been like.
5th - 6th Social Studies & History
Let's Party like its 1849
Students explore prairie life. In this Oregon Trail lesson plan, students read literature regarding the move west and participate in cross-curricular activities. Students should take digital photographs of the participation in activities and create podcasts from journal assignments.
4th - 6th English Language Arts
Changes in Bridge Types Throughout History
Learners study the changes in bridge types that have occurred in the bridges of Portland, Oregon using music and visual arts. Using an abstract style, they draw and label bridges including the date, location, and type of bridge. Next, they write and perform chants and song about the bridges.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts