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Oregon Trail Landforms

For Teachers 5th - 6th
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...
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Life On The Oregon Trail

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
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...
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Western Trails

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students practice map skills. In this Western Trails lesson, students locate different trails on a map. Students label the locations on the map.
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Oregon Trail Diary

For Teachers 5th - 11th
Students write a diary. In this writing and creativity lesson, students pretend they are moving west and keep a diary about their adventures. Students study real-life scenarios about families who made the trip out west before writing...
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Wagon's West: Life on the Trail

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Learners investigate what life on the Oregon Trail was like. For this Westward Movement lesson, students eat foods that were eaten by settlers on the trail as they read textbook pages about the trial. Learners then draw an Oregon Trail...
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Diseases of the Oregon Trail

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students identify diseases that plagued the pioneers and find preventative measures to avoid them.  In this Oregon Trail lesson, students brainstorm possible health problems and diseases for pioneers. They then research a particular...
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Trails to the Past

For Students 4th - 6th
In this Oregon Trail information and map activity, students study and use the map to answer questions. Students write five short answers.
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Wagons West: Report

For Teachers 6th - 8th
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...
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Oregon's Early Explorer Routes

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students investigate the route of an early explorer that passed into the Oregon Territory. They research the reasons for the traveled route and especially looking at the topographical features that could affect the journey. Students also...
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Oregon Alphabet Activity

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this Oregon learning exercise, students put words in alphabetical order representing Oregon's history. Students put 10 words in alphabetical order.
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Westward Ho!

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students participate in an Oregon Trail simulation in order to learn the hardships that the emigrating settlers faced. In this U.S. history lesson, students are required to work as a team and use the internet to research a final...
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Mountain Men

For Students 4th - 5th
In this history worksheet, students read a one page article about life on the Oregon trail and the fur traders and mountain men. Students then answer 4 essay questions.
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Overland Trails To The West

For Teachers 5th
After observing a map of trails that settlers took in the 1800s, your class will write a journal with the perspective of a settler. In their journals, they must describe the trail they traveled, geographical features they saw, states and...
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Westward Movement/the Oregon Trail Using Power Point

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders research and examine the Westward Movement using a computer. they create their own word search from facts they discover in their research or while interacting with the Oregon Trail software. They create PowerPoint...
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Westward Ho: The Difficulties of Emigrants Moving West

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students research the journey west of 19th century emigrants. In this pioneer lesson, students read the letters and diaries of a fictitious family traveling on the Oregon Trail. They mark their route on a US map, create a chart showing...
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Landmarks of the Oregon Trail in Nebraska

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students examine art work as primary sources and complete the worksheet to leaern about the Oregon Trail and Westward Expansion as it affected Nebraska.
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Trails to the West

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders research American history of the 1850's. In 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. 
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Let's Party like its 1849

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore prairie life. In this Oregon Trail instructional activity, students read literature regarding the move west and participate in cross-curricular activities. Students should take digital photographs of the participation in...
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Wagons Out West

For Teachers 5th - 7th
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...
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Wagon's West

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students travel to the American West. In this Westward Expansion lesson, students discuss the Oregon Trail and then play the computer game of the same title. Students take on the roles of those who travelled the trail.
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Webquest - Westward Ho!

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students investigate life on the trail West. In this Oregon Trail lesson, students collaborate to research the pioneer life and then role play a family's life on the trail. Students author an essay regarding their research finding and...
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The Wagon Ride West

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders travel the Oregon Trail. In this Manifest Destiny lesson, 8th graders determine why the pioneers moved west as they participate in a classroom activity that requires them to identify landmarks upon the route and deal with...
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On the Loose in Oregon!

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this Oregon worksheet, students read a detailed 3 page text about the state of Oregon. Students then answer 10 multiple choice and ordering of historical events questions.
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Westward Expansion in the Garden

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
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...

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