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Oregon Trail Poems: Making Audio Recordings

For Teachers 4th
Poetry is a great way to express a feeling or thought. Fourth graders choose an Oregon Trail Landmark as inspiration for a descriptive poem which they compose and record using an MP3 and the program Photostory. This activity could be...
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Oregon Trail Wiki

For Teachers 4th
Here is a fantastic activity on the Oregon Trail! Learners use the wiki to create a fictitious character that travels on the Oregon Trail. After some mini-lessons on the lives of travelers on the Oregon Trail, they put themselves in...
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Oregon Trail Movies

For Teachers 4th
What a wonderful lesson! Your class learns about the Oregon Trail through doing research, filling out graphic organizers, and creating an iMovie. The resource links, rubric, and more are all provided, making this a truly useful lesson.
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The Oregon Trail

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students engage in a lesson that is concerned with the concepts related to the history of the Oregon Trail. They take part in a variety of lessons that are focused around the creation of several creative projects like a poster or diorama.
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Oregon Trail Art

For Teachers K - 6th
Students describe events that happened on the Oregon Trail and in the daily lives of Native Americans by writing a narrative essay of a family traveling through Nebraska based on Thomas Hart Benton's paintings.
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On the Oregon Trail

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students prepare cross-curricular lessons based on the experience of traveling the Oregon Trail.
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Landmarks of the Oregon Trail in Nebraska

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders examine the Oregon Trail. In this Oregon Trail lesson, 8th graders read and analyze a primary source. Students discuss their findings as a class and complete a worksheet on their reading.
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Pioneer America: Journey West

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders experience pioneer life on the Oregon trail. In this pioneer lesson, 4th graders research the reasons for moving west and what life was like on the trail. They create a map, complete an oral presentation, and write about...
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Moving West!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
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.
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Oregon Trail Landforms

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore landforms located along the Oregon Trail. They discuss the significance of the Oregon Trail, identify visual landforms, and explain the definition of each one. Students complete worksheets, color, and label maps.
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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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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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Westward Ho: The Difficulties of Emigrants Moving West

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Learners research the journey west of 19th century emigrants. For 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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Teaching American History Project Lesson

For Teachers 5th
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...
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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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The Oregon Trail

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discuss migration and reasons people came across the Oregon trail. Students create a time line of important events along the Oregon trail. A Historical Time Line is included for student use. Students work in small groups to...
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Discovering the Oregon Trail

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore U.S. history by researching the Oregon Trail. In this American exploration lesson, students read the story On the Shore of the River and define the exact path early settlers took to find the state of Oregon. Students...
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Swing Squares - Activity 1

For Teachers 4th - 11th
Learners investigate and discuss Square Dancing as a folk tradition in America in this introductory instructional activity provided by Oregon Public Broadcasting. The unit focusses on learning dance and call techniques related to Square...
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Westward Ho for Nevada

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Learners analyze primary sources about pioneers. In this United States history lesson, students use various sources to identify why pioneers moved west. Learners share their information and are assessed based on a class discussion.
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Go West Young Inventors

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students research the history of the Oregon Trail and role play to invent objects needed by immigrants in the 1850’s. In this American history and technology lesson, students read the book Bound for Oregon and complete invention handout...
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Language Arts Activities

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students complete vocabulary, letters, poetry, and non fiction activities. In this language arts lesson plan, students do a variety of activities testing their language arts knowledge.
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Pioneering Children on the Move

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students inquire about life for pioneer children. In this pioneer period lesson, students analyze photographs of children, make information foldables, and create a covered wagon that was typical of the ones of the past. Students will...
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On the Trail with Lewis and Clark: Native Experiences in the Pacific Northwest

For Teachers 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.
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Heading West

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Young scholars study the concept of the westward expansion. In this exploration of the western U.S. lesson, students participate in different activities that explain economic hardships, jobs, and land opportunities. Young scholars...