Oregon Trail Simulation Presentation: Historical Images, Maps, Testimonials, etc

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Learning Objective

This product provides historical information and interactive content to help assist students with their travels on the Oregon Trail. Visually engaging images, maps, and primary source journal entries are all included in this fantastic presentation!

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I am so excited for you and your students to travel the Oregon Trail! With over 140 slides containing historical photos, maps, trail paintings, emigrant journal entries, interactive dice, and informational summaries on each of the 17 trail stops, this PowerPoint presentation (and/or GOOGLE Slides version) is an extremely valuable resource for any Oregon Trail or Westward Expansion unit! Think of this presentation as a visual guide, or even a set of notes through the entire Oregon Trail - from beginning to end. Photos of each site, distance to the next stop, emigrant descriptions of various dangers, etc...

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It's a historic treasure trove of information regarding the Oregon Trail in both PowerPoint and Google Slides versions! There is no need for you to spend hours searching the internet for pictures, information on each site, or even emigrant quotes. It's all here for you! Use as much or as little as you would like. This presentation can be used as a stand alone product for any Oregon Trail unit, read it like an ebook, or I like to use it as a visual guide when my students go through the Oregon Trail Classroom Simulation Lesson (also available in my store). All slides are in an order that I have found to be helpful. Feel free to move, delete, or duplicate any slides in an order that best fits your traveling needs. Year after year, this simulation has proven to be one of the best ways for my students to truly understand the trials and excitements experienced on the Oregon Trail. I wish you the best, and keep up the great work helping your students grow and prosper!

What's Inside

  • Over 140 slides to guide you through the trail.
  • Visually stunning, historical images for each trail stop and more!
  • Real-life testimonies of the trail from emigrant journal entries!
  • Maps for each stop to show distance traveled and mileage to go!
  • Access to interactive dice for students to roll and determine their travel fate!
  • This presentation is ready to go! No need for you to do hours of research for images, facts, mileage, or content. It's no-prep for you and visually engaging for students!
  • In both PowerPoint & GOOGLE SLIDES versions!!
  • Perfect to pair with my Oregon Trail Classroom Game & Simulation


- For proper use of the interactive dice portion of the PowerPoint simulation, please follow the instructions below:

- ENABLE EDITING. If asked to enable editing or enable Macros, you must enable.

- ENABLE MACROS on this presentation for use of the interactive dice.

- Allow document to be trusted if asked.

- DO NOT disable editing.

- DO NOT disable macros.

- DO NOT rename the file name. File name must be OregonTrail.ppt

- Allow these steps to happen and all interactive features will work!

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Use appropriate tools strategically. Mathematically proficient students consider the available tools when solving a mathematical problem. These tools might include pencil and paper, concrete models, a ruler, a protractor, a calculator, a spreadsheet, a computer algebra system, a statistical package, or dynamic geometry software. Proficient students are sufficiently familiar with tools appropriate for their grade or course to make sound decisions about when each of these tools might be helpful, recognizing both the insight to be gained and their limitations. For example, mathematically proficient high school students analyze graphs of functions and solutions generated using a graphing calculator. They detect possible errors by strategically using estimation and other mathematical knowledge. When making mathematical models, they know that technology can enable them to visualize the results of varying assumptions, explore consequences, and compare predictions with data. Mathematically proficient students at various grade levels are able to identify relevant external mathematical resources, such as digital content located on a website, and use them to pose or solve problems. They are able to use technological tools to explore and deepen their understanding of concepts.
Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. Mathematically proficient students start by explaining to themselves the meaning of a problem and looking for entry points to its solution. They analyze givens, constraints, relationships, and goals. They make conjectures about the form and meaning of the solution and plan a solution pathway rather than simply jumping into a solution attempt. They consider analogous problems, and try special cases and simpler forms of the original problem in order to gain insight into its solution. They monitor and evaluate their progress and change course if necessary. Older students might, depending on the context of the problem, transform algebraic expressions or change the viewing window on their graphing calculator to get the information they need. Mathematically proficient students can explain correspondences between equations, verbal descriptions, tables, and graphs or draw diagrams of important features and relationships, graph data, and search for regularity or trends. Younger students might rely on using concrete objects or pictures to help conceptualize and solve a problem. Mathematically proficient students check their answers to problems using a different method, and they continually ask themselves, "Does this make sense?" They can understand the approaches of others to solving complex problems and identify correspondences between different approaches.
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for reflection and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products, taking advantage of technology’s capacity to link to other information and to display information flexibly and dynamically.
Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience.
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Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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