Key words include:
John Jacob Astor
This PowerPoint presentation examines:
- The phrase “Go West, young man!”
- The geography of Oregon Country
- Who owns Oregon?
- The life of a mountain man, their contributions as guides for settlers heading West.
- John Jacob Astor and the fur trade
- South Pass and Sierra Nevada
- The Whitmans and missionaries in Oregon
- The Oregon Trail and the difficulties of the journey
- The prairie schooner and supplies taken on the journey
- Dangers on the journey, specifically disease like Cholera
Overarching Question (Thinking Focus Question):
- Why would pioneers risk their lives to travel to Oregon Country?
**CAN BE ALTERED!** This is lesson 12 of the Industry and Westward Expansion Unit. It comes with an engaging and visually appealing 31-slide PowerPoint presentation with easy to understand content illustrated with charts and pictures. This PowerPoint lesson is accompanied by a three-page graphic organizer - answer key included!
Here are other lessons in this unit you may be interested in:
Lesson 8: Industrial Revolution (Part 1)
Lesson 9: Industrial Revolution (Part 2)
Lesson 10: Clay's American System and Protective Tariff
Lesson 11: Nullification Act and Indian Removal Act
Lesson 12: Oregon Trail
Lesson 13: Texas and the Alamo
Lesson 14: Mexican American War
Lesson 15: California Gold Rush
UNIT: Industrial Revolution and Westward Movement UNIT - Part 2 of 2
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