A friend of mine who teaches 4th grade was lamenting that she didn't have a good hands-on project for her students studying the Oregon Trail. I made a French press of strong coffee and stayed up late last night creating a project for her class. I was really inspired to make something that was drawn from the plans of the original wagons.
Kit includes wagon page, cover page and directions sheet. In order for the wheels to hold up the weight of the wagon, this project works best if the wheels are printed on cardstock. For the wagon pictured I printed on regular printer paper and then glued that to a piece of cardstock.
Please check out my store for a bunch of FREE Earth Day inspired posters. They are good year round as a school decoration or bulletin board idea.
I hope your class enjoys!
Brett Bigham at Mr B's Classroom is the first special education teacher to be named The Oregon Teacher of the Year and the first one from Oregon to be given the NEA National Award for Teaching Excellence. He is a Global Fellow through the NEA Foundation and recently travelled to Peru as an ambassador of US education. He used the opportunity to write a book for people with autism on how to visit the Inca Museum in Cusco. Check out my blog mrbsclassroom.com for my latest Ability Guidebooks for people with autism.