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The Oregon Trail: American Settler

For Students 3rd - 5th
A sequel to the hugely popular and enduring Oregon Trail, this game explores the daily life of those settling in the Wild West. Players have to build a shelter, grow their community, increase the population, ensure sufficient food...
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Wagons Ho! Hard Times! Hard Choices!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
You have just hit the lesson plan jackpot! This isn't just a lesson, it's a ten-day unit covering westward expansion, pioneer life, and the Oregon Trail. Activities include baking, model building, role-play, newspaper writing, science...
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Westmoreland Trail

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders complete a unit of lessons on the Westward expansion of the U.S. They play the computer game, Oregon Trail III, read primary source documents, conduct Internet research, write diary entries from the pioneer viewpoint, and...
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Selling of the West, or The Portrayal of Emigrant Travel on the Oregon Trail

For Teachers 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...
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Manifest Destiny

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore the Manifest Destiny. They interpret quotations, study point of view in writing, research English words that derived from Mexico, and analyze reasons why settlers moved west. After writing journal entries in first-person...
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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 instructional activity, students brainstorm possible health problems and diseases for pioneers. They then research a...
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Westward Ho!

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students explore what life was like on the American frontier. They participate in a simulation of frontier life using Oregon Trail computer software, create an Oregon Trail newsletter, develop a timeline, and conduct interviews with...
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Wagons Out West

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Learners 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, students research the tribes, complete a journal entry...
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Wagon's West

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Young scholars travel to the American West. In this Westward Expansion instructional activity, students discuss the Oregon Trail and then play the computer game of the same title. Young scholars take on the roles of those who travelled...
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Let's Party like its 1849

For Teachers 4th - 6th
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...
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Oregon Trail

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students complete a game of The Oregon Trail in groups. They keep careful track of all the decisions made along the way in order to write their own guides to the Oregon Trail. They may use a folding brochure or a bound collection of work.
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Moving West

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students research the Westward Movement and struggles encountered by the pioneers as they moved from Nebraska, Westward along the Oregon Trail. For this Westward Expansion lesson, students read an Oregon Trail poem and visit 5 different...
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Patty Reed's Doll: The Story of the DonnerParty

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Learners explore westward movement through eyes of doll belonging to Patty Reed, member of Donner Party. They write journal entries from points of view of characters in book, Patty Reed's Doll, participate in Pack the Wagon game, and...
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Dominguez-Escalante Trail

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders play a game based on the Oregon Trail. They divide into four groups called Leader, Fate, Hunter, and Trader. They select professions such as blacksmiths and saddlemakers. They hone basic math skills by using money to buy...
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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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The Unnature Trail Game

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students collect data from a simple investigation of wooded area. They explore the concept of camouflage and observe small animals and insects that live nearby and identify how they use camouflage in their environments. Students take a...
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Whale Watcher Game Lesson

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students study the gray whale migration and compare their populations to the increasing ocean temperature.  In this whale watcher lesson students draw a food chain.
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Wagon Train

For Teachers 3rd - Higher Ed
Young scholars use educational software to examine the hardships and problem solving skills needed by the pioneers as they endured frontier life. They work as teams while using the game simulation. They work a number of project while not...
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Social Studies: Primary and Secondary Sources

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students assess the information contained in primary and secondary sources and discuss the differences between them. They examine the diary of a World War I soldier with a textbook account to determine the validity of each. As a...
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War & Expansion

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How did the United States come to acquire two of its largest states? Your class members will learn about the sequence of events that led to and immediately followed the acquisition of Texas and California, including the Mexican-American...
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Third Grade Social Studies- Quiz

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this social studies worksheet, students complete a 25 question multiple choice quiz about early American colonial life and the Cherokee and other Native American tribes.
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Add and Subtract within 100- Matching Worksheet

For Students 1st - 3rd
There are seven word problems here which test your class's basic addition and subtraction skills. Answers are listed on the right, but they must find the correct one and record the corresponding letter next to the problem. Consider doing...
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Western Expansion

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders practice their map skills.  In this American History and Geography lesson, 8th graders participate in problem solving and teamwork.  Students study the impact of western migration. 
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Writing With Dolch

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Pupils increase their skills in word attack, fluency, and spelling of words and research and find information on topics from the Internet. They then use the Quick Cam with the computer and will increase cooperative skills in small...

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