Westward Ho!

Students participate in an Oregon Trail simulation in order to learn the hardships that the emigrating settlers faced. In this U.S. history lesson, students are required to work as a team and use the internet to research a final destination, departure date, route, and provisions for their wagon train. Students within the team are assigned a role, which dictates their responsibilities.

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3rd - 4th
World History
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