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Budgeting for the Oregon Trail
Third graders work in cooperative groups to decide which items they would need to take on the Oregon Trail. They determine what the items would cost and complete an inventory ledger of items as they are used on the journey. They add this inventory to a multimedia presentation of the Oregon Trail journey.
3rd Math 3 Views 17 Downloads
Victorian Age Architectural Design - Activity 1
Students begin creating Victorian decoration journals while investigating Victorian Architectural designs in this introductory instructional activity provided by Oregon Public Broadcasting. A video is included.
4th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 8 Downloads
Living a Dream: Writing for the Movies
Students investigate the art of screenwriting and visual storytelling in this introductory lesson on films provided by Oregon Public Broadcasting. Emphasis is placed on the study of Mike Rich and "Finding Forrester".
6th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 11 Downloads
Jewelry Everywhere - Activity 1
Young scholars consider the various styles of jewelry and learn about some of the unique skills necessary for this art in this introductory instructional activity to a unit on Jewelry. The creations of Oregon artist Stewart Jones are studied.
9th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 9 Downloads
The Oregon Trail
In this Oregon Trail instructional activity, students practice their map skills while they explore the states of Oregon, Missouri, Idaho, Nebraska, and Wyoming. Students us a map of the US to plot six points on the map that show the Oregon Trail.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 13 Views 91 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. In this American history lesson plan, 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
Learners 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. Learners 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
Young scholars 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. Young scholars 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
Young scholars 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
Trails to the West
Eighth graders research American history of the 1850's. For this American history lesson, 8th graders write about how different American groups looked at the idea of Manifest Destiny. Students then draw the Oregon and Santa Fe Trail.
8th Social Studies & History 6 Views 16 Downloads