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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
Trails to the West
Eighth graders research American history of the 1850's. In this American history instructional activity, 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
Lake Billy Chinook
Students investigate the impact of damming of the Deschutes River to create Lake Billy Chinook in Jefferson County, Oregon. In this physical environments and mapping lesson, students examine aerial photos and maps of locations before and after dam construction.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Was Bias A Factor? Make an Argument
The ability to analyze an argument is a skill emphasized by the Common Core standards. Offer your class an opportunity to develop and hone their skills by providing them the testimonies in an Oregon court case. After reading the facts of the situation, high schoolers examine the statements of the accused and the arresting officer.
11th - 12th Language Arts 48 Views 83 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Life on the Trails
Fourth graders explore U.S. Geography by completing a worksheet. In this west coast geography lesson plan, 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
Portland Architectural Tour - Activity 1
Students research architectural designs of the Portland, Oregon metro area in this excellent lesson provided by Oregon Public Broadcasting. While this unit is written with Portland, Oregon in mind, teachers can adapt for any geographic region.
4th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
Resources and Economic Development
Identify natural resources in the world and how they translate into economic development. In this global economy instructional activity, your class will utilize the Internet to view an Oregon Time Web which they research to examine the history of resources in the state.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 6 Views 46 Downloads
After looking at the back of a quarter featuring Oregon terrain, learners distinguish between fiction and non-fiction and identify the beginning, middle and end of a story. First, they listen to legends that describe the creation of Crater Lake.
3rd - 4th Language Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
Photography in the Industrial Work Place - Activity 1
Students capture the industrial workplace environment through photography in this three day introductory lesson provided by Oregon Public Broadcasting. This lesson requires a field trip and photography equipment.
9th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 11 Downloads
The Pioneer T-Shirt
Gets artsy during your westward movement unit, studying values and symbols of the pioneers through a t-shirt design group activity. After prior research on Manifest Destiny and the settler experience, groups create t-shirts the pioneers may have bought in the 1840's.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
Learners research the Internet to find resources to design a class map of the Oregon Trail. They investigate maps, documents, and images in order to assimilate information about the geography of the Oregon Trail and historic sites along its path.
3rd - 6th 21st Century Skills 3 Views 0 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, 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