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Oregon Trail Activity

Wise Guys
Grade Levels
5th - 8th
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50 pages
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  1. This Oregon Trail resource includes several activities intended to help your students learn about the life on the trail. Your students will be actively involved as they travel the Oregon Trail. OREGON TRAIL ACTIVITYThis activity is meant to help your students understand what pioneers had to go throu
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Get your students ready for the ultimate Oregon Trail experience! This activity will engage your students and have them excited about learning about the Oregon Trail from Independence, Missouri to Oregon.

This resource provides an interactive experience that engages students to become pioneers and make decisions vital to the survival and success of their caravan wagon. As wagon members, each student will have a specific job to do in their journey to the Oregon territory that keeps everyone involved until they reach their destination, or a tragic end!

Watch your students have a blast while participating in the Oregon Trail simulation and leave them with an advanced understanding of the period, along with critical thinking skills.

This high interest Oregon Trail Simulation will include the following (50+ pages)

→Teacher Tips Handout (5-pages)

→Introductory Handout (5-pages)

→Introductory Handout Answer Key

→Group Procedures Handout (1-page)

→Family Jobs for Teacher (1-page)

→General Store Price List Cards (4-pages)

→General Store Order Form (1-page)

→General Store Cards (9-pages)

→Oregon Trail Food Log (2-pages)

→Oregon Trail Journal (2-pages)

→Log and Journal Example (2-pages)

→Dairy Tracking Journal (1-page)

→Bullet Tracker Log (1-page)

→My Trail Reflection Handout (1-page)

→Project Choices (1-page)

→Creating “Apps” Choice (1-page)

→Trail Bucks (6-pages)

→Health Cards (1-page)

→Hunting Cards (1-page)

→Random Events Cards (1-page)

→River Crossing Cards (1-page)

→Grading Rubric (1-page)

Separate Extension Activity!!

Note: The following activity is a SEPARATE resource. Do not use any of the above cards or trail bucks for this.

→Game Board Extension Activity (separate from simulation; 6-pages)

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Total Pages
50 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
4 days
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