Students identify major geographical features shown on the core map, explain map symbols used on the core map, create a picture of the condition of the trail in the 1840s, and construct a chart of average temperatures and rainfall.
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If You Were a Pioneer on the Oregon Trail
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...
K - 2nd Social Studies & History
Cherokee Culture and the Trail of Tears
Learners watch a movie about the Trail of Tears of the Cherokee Indians and re-enact the lessons learned. In this Cherokee culture lesson plan, students fill out a KWL chart, read books, complete a graphic organizer, and complete their...
K - 3rd Social Studies & History
The Treaty Trail: Examining an Artist's Perspective
Elementary school leanrners examine artwork from the time period of the United States and Native American treaties. They discuss the causes and effects of the treaties being signed. They also examine how cultural perspective influences art.
K - 5th Social Studies & History