A wonderful series of journal prompts that guide students on a life-like wagon train journey from Missouri to Oregon in the year 1848. Every day, for 17 days, the students receive a prompt that explains what has happened during their journey. As well, they receive one or more random events that add extra excitement into their unique adventure. The students respond to the prompts in a journal, composing fantastic narratives that are based on real events derived from research into this time period. This journal provides a fantastic interactive experience for the students, and they have an opportunity to explore their creative writing side while tackling a piece of history! This continues to be one of my student's favorite activities year after year. This product includes detailed instructions, a sample entry, and random events to include along with the prompts!