On the Oregon Trail

Middle schoolers 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 experiences emigrants actually encountered on their way West.

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Resource Details

Grade
6th - 8th
Subjects
Social Studies & History
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
2 days
Instructional Strategy
Project-Based Learning
Usage Permissions
Creative Commons
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