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A Century of Expansion: America's Destiny (1763-1867)
How did we grow into such a large nation? Follow the events, wars, and treaties that led to the acquisition of major states as we expanded into the West. The slides provide maps, dates, and simplistic information to help learners conceptualize a full lecture.
10th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 14 Downloads
We of the Sea: Tribal Native American Stories
A video featuring members of Oregon’s Astoria Native American fishing community launches a study of the oral tradition of poetry, and how traditions are passed down within different cultures. Activities, assessments, extensions and adaptations are included in the richly detailed plan.
9th - 12th Language Arts 13 Views 15 Downloads
Exploring and Oregon Commodity
A fun (and delicious!) lesson plan 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.
3rd Math 3 Views 0 Downloads
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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 3 Views 1 Download
Students explore, explain and experience the importance of good character traits in everyday life by assessing the challenging journeys traveled on the Oregon Trail. They study the daily accounts of perseverance and courage along the trail.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 11 Downloads
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 3 Views 16 Downloads
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 Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
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 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 3 Views 0 Downloads
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. For 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 11 Views 50 Downloads
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 3 Views 3 Downloads
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 8 Views 47 Downloads
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 5 Views 37 Downloads
Wagon's West: Life on the Trail
Students investigate what life on the Oregon Trail was like. In this Westward Movement lesson plan, 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 3 Views 3 Downloads
Let's Party like its 1849
Students explore prairie life. In this Oregon Trail lesson, 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 Language Arts 3 Views 10 Downloads
Changes in Bridge Types Throughout History
Students 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 7 Views 20 Downloads