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Study History through Journal Keeping
8th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Journal writing can be a fun way to bring history to life. Upper graders read a series of journals from the time of the westward expansion, specifically the pioneer journey along the Oregon Trail. They compose an ongoing journal from the...
Selling of the West, or The Portrayal of Emigrant Travel on the Oregon Trail
4th - 6th
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...
Westward Ho: The Difficulties of Emigrants Moving West
4th - 5th
Students research the journey west of 19th century emigrants. In this pioneer instructional activity, 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...
Off to Interactive Island: Preparing a Budget for a Trip
2nd - 4th
Young scholars 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. Young scholars discuss their choices to determine if they...
On the Trail with Lewis and Clark: Native Experiences in the Pacific Northwest
7th - 8th
Students explore the importance of Lewis & Clark's Expedition. In this history lesson, students analyze and discuss information about the expansion of the West, then complete multiple activities that focus on this topic.
A Helping Hand: The Role of Guides During Western Expansion
4th - 6th
Learners research and examine the lives and culture of western mountain guides during the early to mid 1800s. Students write reports about a guide they research, do a simulation of the guide by keeping a journal, managing money and...
Impact of Westward Expansion on Indigenous Populations
4th - 6th
Learners study the impact of westward expansion on Native American populations. They create a diorama of a Native American scene, write imaginary letters as a pioneer child reflecting on his/her experiences, and create story sticks that...
The Adventure Begins: "Boys I Believe I have Found a Gold Mine"
5th - 8th
Students explore the California Gold Rush. In this U.S. history Gold Rush lesson, students view and analyze a number of authentic documents that originated during the California Gold Rush. Students identify images that reflect the Gold...
The Adventure Begins: "Boys I Believe I Have Found a Gold Mine!"
7th - 11th
Students view and discuss historical documents regarding Native Americans and Californians prior to the gold rush in the 1940's. They complete a variety of activities designed to show what they have learned from these sources and class...
Who are the Women of the Pacific North West: 1830-1870?
10th - 11th
Students view a picture from the Vancouver National Historic Reserve and discuss the people in the picture. They locate Cromwell's Map and discuss the villages located close to Fort Vancouver. Students read information regarding the role...