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Oregon Forests and Settlement Patterns
Students analyze settlement patterns in Oregon. In this Oregon history lesson, students research Internet and print sources regarding the impact of forests on settlement patterns in the state. Students create maps and write summaries pertaining to the topic.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Creating a Virtual Tour of Oregon City
Fifth graders research a famous person or building associated with Oregon City. In this local history lesson plan, 5th graders work in groups to research and create a poster board about a famous person or building found in Oregon City.
5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Life On The Oregon Trail
Students investigate the concept of the Oregon Trail. They conduct research using a variety of resources. The class divides into different groups to take a different aspect of the research. Then the groups present the findings to the class using a jigsaw format.
3rd - 4th Social Studies & History 5 Views 30 Downloads
Different Perspectives of Oregon's Forest Economic Geography
Students map data on employment in wood products manufacturing in Oregon counties. In this Oregon forest instructional activity, students discover the percentage of people employed in the forest manufacturing industry. Students create a box and whisker plot for the data.
8th - 10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Oregon's Public and Private Forests
Students study Oregon's forests and define the location of various communities in relation to the public and private forests. In this Oregon geography lesson, students use a blank map of Oregon to mark geographic features and forests on the map with a partner.
5th - 6th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Oregon Trail Maps
Fourth graders explore the Oregon Trail. In this Oregon Trail instructional activity, 4th graders collaborate to conduct Internet research regarding states along the Oregon trail route. Students present their findings to their peers.
4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
Oregon Trail Landforms
Students study the landforms that exist along the Oregon Trail. In this Oregon landforms lesson, students review their knowledge of pioneers moving west and their challenges they faced. Students then work in groups to label a map with the landforms that existed on the Oregon Trail.
5th - 6th Science 7 Views 32 Downloads
Selling of the West, or The Portrayal of Emigrant Travel on the Oregon Trail
Students compare and contrast the realistic and romantic art and literature about experiences on the Oregon Trail. Using this information, they compare their viewpoints and write messages on what they believe it was like on a trip down the Trail.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 6 Views 18 Downloads
Fifth graders research a chosen topic of information about the Oregon Trail. In this research lesson, 5th graders learn to research with primary and secondary sources and write a cohesive and well-edited written presentation. Students create supporting illustrations for their research project and include appropriate artifacts to enhance their exhibit.
5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Students explore the Manifest Destiny. They interpret quotations, study point of view in writing, research English words that derived from Mexico, and analyze reasons why settlers moved west. After writing journal entries in first-person point of view, they research games, songs, foods, and crafts of the Oregon Trail and perform.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 21 Downloads
Overland Trails To The West
Consider the political, physical, and geographical factors that led to and marked the Westward Expansion. Learners will track the various routes developed during the 1800's. They create a first person journal describing what they see, who they meet, and what territories they traveled through on their way across the nation on the Oregon Trail.
5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Westward Expansion Vocabulary
What do you need when you're teaching a lesson on Westward Expansion? A vocabulary review list! Slides contain 20 terms that range from the Santa Fe Trail and Davey Crockett to the Vigilance Committee and the Oregon Trail.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
The Blue Mud Shrimp Mystery - Newport, Oregon
In 2003, there was an unprecedented decline in the population of Blue Mud Shrimp up in Oregon. This presentation gives many of the facts, and theories that were developed as to why the population took such a dive. Excellent photographs and throutful discussion questions are embedded in the PowerPoint.
7th - 8th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
Adventure Writing: Oregon's Landscape as a Setting
Students 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. Students 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 8 Views 1 Download