Oregon Trail Simulation

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This Oregon Trail simulation activity is meant to simulate what pioneers had to go through when they decided to travel the Oregon Trail, one of the longest trails in North America. Pioneers began their journey in Independence, Missouri, crossed the Missouri River, traveled through Chimney Rock, Nebraska until finally reaching the northwestern part of the state of Oregon.

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This resource provides students with an interactive experience for what it was like to travel the Oregon Trail. Students begin their journey in Independence, Missouri by forming their wagon family. They will then have to purchase supplies at the general store before leaving. On their journey, students will be rolling dice to see what happens along the trail. They also have a food log they have to keep track of. Beware of the river crossings. They can be dangerous too.

Students will be actively involved and each wagon member has a specific job that he/she has to do in the process. Watch your students have a blast while trying to make it to the Oregon Territory before supplies run out or before something tragic happens.

Included in Bundle (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)
→Game Board Extension Activity (separate from simulation; 6-pages)
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Check out our other Oregon Trail activities by clicking on the titles below.
Quotes, Facts, and Stats on the Trail!
Reading Based Task Cards
Game Board Activity
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Total Pages
50
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
4 Days

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