Oregon Trail Maps
Fourth graders explore the Oregon Trail. In this Oregon Trail lesson, 4th graders collaborate to conduct Internet research regarding states along the Oregon trail route. Students present their findings to their peers.
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Wagons Ho! Hard Times! Hard Choices!
You have just hit the lesson plan jackpot! This isn't just a lesson plan, it's a ten-day unit covering westward expansion, pioneer life, and the Oregon Trail. Activities include baking, model building, role-play, newspaper writing,...
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
New Review Wells Fargo History Museum: Curriculum Guide
Learn about the California Gold Rush from an institution that has been in place since the early days of the American West: Wells Fargo History Museum. From domain-specific vocabulary review to group research projects, an expansive packet...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Go West: Imagining the Oregon Trail
Young scholars 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.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History
Oregon trail/Santa Fe Trail/ Pony Express Assignment
Students access prior knowledge of the pony express. In this Santa Fe trail/Oregon trail pony express lesson, students write brochures of a route of the pony express or create help wanted posters for a job on the pony express. Students...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History