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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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Go West: Imagining the Oregon Trail

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students access the Oregon Trial website to find information on what it was like to experience traveling the Oregon Trial. Then, in groups, they create dioramas depicting events that could have happened along the Oregon Trail.
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The Oregon Trail

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students use maps and diagrams to examine the Oregon Trail. In groups, they create their own poster of the trail showing the different types of artifacts found along the way. To end the lesson, they identify the sources of water and...
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The Oregon Trail

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Upper elementary learners study pioneers on the Oregon Trail through a simulation. They will discover the supplies, choices, and modes of transportation while on the Oregon Trail. They also identify geography difficulties, weather...
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If You Were a Pioneer on the Oregon Trail

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students examine what it was like to travel west on the Oregon Trail. They develop a list of questions about the trip, explore various websites, and create a story about the experiences of a 19th century family travelling on the Oregon...
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Using Details from the Text

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Explore non-fiction comprehension strategies with your class. They will visualize daily activities and label a 4 circle Venn diagram with related phrases. They must identify the overlapping sections as "main ideas," then complete a...
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Trails to the Past: Oregon Trail

For Students 4th - 6th
In this Oregon Trail map worksheet, learners read about the Oregon Trail and use a map of it to answer questions. There are four questions to answer and one activity to complete.
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Apples to Oregon

For Teachers K - 4th
Students read the story Apples to Oregon about fruit trees being carried along the Oregon Trail. In this reading lesson plan, students write letters to the main character and discuss why this is a tall tale.
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Occupations on the Oregon Trail

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Explore occupations during the Oregon Trail era. Young researchers define map vocabulary and use this information to identify geographical locations relevant to the common trades of the Westward expansion. They choose a trade and...
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Internet Oregon Trail Scavenger Hunt

For Teachers 5th - 6th
For this Internet Oregon Trail scavenger hunt worksheet, students use online research to answer 10 essay questions. No site suggestions are given on the page.
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Study History through Journal Keeping

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
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...
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The Oregon Trail

For Students 4th - 5th
In this Oregon Trail worksheet, students practice their map skills while they explore the states of Oregon, Missouri, Idaho, Nebraska, and Wyoming. Students us a map of the US to plot six points on the map that show the Oregon Trail.
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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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The Oregon Trail

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders discover the significance of the Oregon Trail in Idaho history. In addition, 4th graders conceptualize the Oregon Trail in relation to their own lives. They engage in a wide variety of curricular activities, culminating in...
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The Oregon Trail

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students engage in a lesson plan 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...
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On the Oregon Trail

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students work with primary documents and latter-day photographs to recapture the experience of traveling on the Oregon Trail. Working in groups, they write a scene for the movie that is historically accurate and based on the kinds of...
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Wagons West!

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Through learning about the Oregon Trail and Nebraska, learners evaluate the elements of historical fiction. Coming with a comprehensive bibliography, this lesson has your class learn about settlers traveling along the Oregon Trail,...
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Oregon Trail Journal

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders participate in Oregon Trail simulation to travel along Oregon Trail and reflect on their journey, use built-in diary to record and expand on their experiences along Trail, and create map depicting their route, rivers,...
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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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Interesting Facts about the Historic Trails

For Students 6th - 8th
The Oregon trail is a very interesting part of American history. The class, having read or discussed the events leading to the westward expansion and settling of the Oregon Territory, can answer each of these fill-in-the-blank...
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Overland Trails To The West

For Teachers 5th
Consider the political, physical, and geographical factors that led to and marked the Westward Expansion. Learners will track the various routes developed during the 1800's. They create a first person journal describing what they see,...
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Oregon Vocabulary

For Students 4th - 5th
For this vocabulary activity worksheet, students read the clues and use the words in the word box to complete the 10 statements about Oregon.