These fate cards are meant to be incorporated with your Oregon Trail unit. Students should be grouped into wagon trains of 6-8. They then will choose a fate card four times throughout the unit. They will then take that fate card and write a journal entry about what happened to their wagon train. At the end of the unit they will choose their final fate to determine whether or not they made it to their destination or not. They will then compile all of their fates into their final Oregon Trail story.