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Traveling the Trail
Young scholars investigate primary and secondary sources to determine how the use of the travois by the Colorado Indians affected the use of the horse on transportation.
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Westward Expansion in the Garden
What an exceptional hands-on experience for learning about the period of Westward Expansion in the United States! Learners are divided into groups and embark on one of three "trails" to learn about the challenges early pioneers...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Westward Expansion Packet
What major trails were used for westward migration of the American people during the nineteenth century? With these worksheets, your young historians will use and analyze maps to discover more about the travels of Jedidiah Smith, and to...
5th - 7th Social Studies & History
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