Oregon Trail on Google Earth

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6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
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Cross country road trip that follows the original Oregon Trail across northern US, stopping in all the major towns, cities and landmarks.
Various activities to do at each site. The activities cover a range of cross-curriculum fun at each point and include maths, science, language, social studies, geography and more.

Just print and pass out.

Prerequisites: Access to Google Maps and Google Earth.

Pack also includes comprehensive Answer Key and a Checklist for parents, students or teachers to keep track of work completed

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Activities include:
• Complete a distance chart • Design an archway • Judge a fair • Learn about linguistics • Write a poster ad • Apply for a job • Locate coordinates • Use longitude and latitude • Draw a fantasy map • Complete a biographic • Research an event • Brainstorm a solution • Solve a problem creatively • Calculate distances and fuel needed • and much more
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The Table of Contents
• Preparation
• Route Map
• Start Your Engines
• Then and Now
• The Prairie Schooner
• Have You Forgotten Something
• City of Fountains
• You be the Judge
• Zoo Snooze
• Getting Wet
• Fairbury Bound
• Interstate 80 to Kearney
• I-80 Along the Platte River
• Straight Up and Down
• Chimney Rock Cemetery
• Speak Like a Native American
• Plains Speaking Alphabet
• Sioux Speak
• Geographic Signposts
• I Spy
• Casper
• Independence Rock
• Lander
• Pocatello
• Boise
• The Dalles
• The Columbia River
• Oregon City

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This is probably the best bit of work I have ever done with my class. It took me around 4-6 weeks, because we kept exploring other things stimulated by each of the topics.

Hope others enjoy the activities and worksheets as much as we did.

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Many resources and links to the Oregon Trail Road Trip on be found on one of my Pinterest boards at the follow link:
Oregon Trail on Pinterest

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There is also a free kmz file that can be installed on Google Earth to fly over the trail. Oregon Trail Google Earth - FREE kmz file


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JUST RELEASED - All my Google Maps, Google Earth and Google Street View worksheets now improved and updated in a single huge printable volume of material. A semester worth of activities Google Maps Bumper Activity Book

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Learn more about the author at
Malcom Brown
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Total Pages
52
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
2 Months

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