ABCs of the Oregon Trail - Group or Individual Oregon Trail ABC Book Project

Mrs Renz Class
Grade Levels
3rd - 5th, Homeschool
Resource Type
Formats Included
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76 pages of materials
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Mrs Renz Class


This is a fun ABC's of the Oregon Trail book writing project that allows students to show what they have learned about the Oregon Trail and life along the trail. Students will keep track of words that they have learned as you teach about the Oregon Trail, westward movement and pioneer life.

Students will create a keepsake book of your Oregon Trail and Westward Movement studies with this fun group or individual project. For a group project, student teams decide who takes responsibility for ABC book pages. Included in the book will be a quilt block showing symmetry, and a map students draw of the Oregon Trail, a dedication page, title page and about the author page. Copies are shared so each child receives their original pages plus copies of their teammates so a complete ABC book is the result.

DISTANCE LEARNING NOTE: While this is not a Google Classroom product, you have permission to use this product as a digital product with your students PROVIDED YOU USE THE MATERIALS BEHIND A SECURED OR PASSWORD PROTECTED SITE and materials are NOT posted directly to the Internet for others to view.

Enjoy as students become self directed learners in this Oregon Trail unit. This project is PERFECT if you need a project you can differentiate for each learner!

Everything you need is included to get started right away. Directions for students and teacher are included plus a scoring guide in this fun and creative ABCs of the Oregon Trail project.

Materials: 70 pages of PDF and 6 pages of PowerPoint editable materials

  • ABCs Book Project Student Directions
  • Pioneer ABC Words Idea Booklet (pre-made list of ABC words for students who need support)
  • Folded ABC Words booklet - for students to find and record content words as they learn about the Oregon Trail (uses only 1 sheet of paper)
  • Alternate format - ABC Words Packet (has bigger boxes for students who need it)
  • Project Packet Cover Page (2 options)
  • Student Project Requirements Sheet
  • Letters to draw to help students choose letters
  • Student Group Responsibilities Requirements
  • Scoring Guide
  • ABCs of the Oregon Trail Book Masters for each alphabet letter (final copy paper)
  • Student Book Covers in 4 Design Choices (or have students design their own) Quilt Block Design Template
  • Oregon Trail Map to use to draw their own map
  • Editable PowerPoint directions pages. These have no graphics to allow you to completely customize the direction pages.
  • Website Access to my Oregon Trail web collection for students and teachers (link and password included in the purchase)

NOTE: You are NOT buying the web links. I am giving you access to my collection for use with this project with third, fourth, and fifth graders.

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Total Pages
76 pages of materials
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
1 month
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