Oregon Fever and the Oregon Trail! What factors drove people to Oregon? Google 1:1 Compatible!
This lesson is included as part of the Westward Expansion and Manifest Destiny Unit, located here:
Westward Expansion and Manifest Destiny Unit!
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In this engaging activity, students complete a close-reading assignment on the Oregon Fever, the fury of emotion, panic, and hope that drove people to the Oregon Country (along the Oregon Trail). Students investigate the reasons that pushed pioneers westward to fulfill America's westward expansion and Manifest Destiny.
After reading, students complete a graphic organizer to uncover 8 separate reasons that drove pioneers west along the Oregon Trail, Santa Fe Trail, and California Trail.
Included are two separate versions for this assignment. The first is on one page, the other is one two pages and provides more room for student writing!
This resource includes a paper in-class version and a 1:1 Google compatible version to be used in conjunction with Google Classroom. Just follow the included instructions for how to access the Google version, then share the resource through Google or assign via Google Classroom. This will allow students to type directly into the document!
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