Oregon Trail Simulation

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Oregon Trail: Will You Survive?

This fun Oregon Trail activity simulates the obstacles faced by pioneers traveling westward. This student favorite is also a great cross-curricular activity as students have to buy supplies and manage their budget. And, it fits great into any westward expansion lesson.

It includes:
-47 slide Oregon Trail simulation game (1997-2003 PowerPoint, 2016 PowerPoint, and Google Slide versions are included)
-Oregon Trail supply price list (2 pages, also includes fillable PDF and Google Drive versions so students can type on the documents while on a computer)
-Oregon Trail simulation choice chart (2 pages, also includes fillable PDF and Google Drive versions so students can type on the documents while on a computer)
-Oregon Trail simulation teacher directions (5 pages, plus additional directions for Google Drive and OneDrive)
-budgets and family profile for the Oregon Trail simulation (8 pages, print out 1 set for your students to draw their budgets and profiles from)
-About My Family (1 page, students use their imaginations to create names and ages for their family, explain why they want to leave their home, etc.)
-Oregon Trail extension activities (2 pages)

Zip file contains: PDF files, 1997-2003 and 2016 2010 PowerPoint presentations, links to documents in Google Drive

This download contains files that may be printed and copied or used in 1:1 or flipped classes. Use whichever version fit best with your class. The other version remain yours in case you ever need to use them (in case your school makes the jump to 1:1 classes sometime in the future or if you have a student whose IEP requires a hard copy of assignments instead of digital ones).

You may put the materials in this file on a site for STUDENT USE that RESTRICTS access like Google Drive, Google Classroom, OneDrive, Edmodo, Blackboard, etc. where students are either invited via an email address or log in with a user name and password. IT MAY NOT BE UPLOADED TO A CLASS WEBSITE UNLESS THE SITE IS RESTRICTED TO STUDENTS WITH A LOGIN AND PASSWORD.
Questions? Email me at historygalnc@gmail.com

***Updated February 2016*** I gave the slideshow and handouts a face-lift and added Google Drive and fillable PDF versions. If you've already purchased this, simply go into your TpT account to My Purchases and download the update.

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