The Oregon Trail Activities | Westward Expansion Map

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Shelly Rees
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3rd - 6th, Homeschool
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This is a great introduction to the Oregon Trail. My students enjoyed this activity. It was easy to use.
This was a great way to kick off our unit on the Oregon Trail. The students love making mini books so this was perfect!
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Your students will love learning about the Oregon Trail with this fun interactive packet. The hands-on activities, including a mini book, packing the wagon simulation, map, bulletin board, and more, will help your students learn and understand the history of the Oregon Trail!

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This resource includes both a printable version AND a digital version. The digital version is on Google Slides and is perfect for distance learning, independent work, centers, and more!

This high-interest, engaging Oregon Trail packet has 5 components:

  • Interactive Notebook Foldables: Printable concept maps for the What, Where, When, Why, Who, and How of the Oregon Trail. You can choose to either use the preprinted notes or the blank template if you want your students to write their own notes.
  • Map it Out: This mapping activity has students trace the Oregon Trail and create a foldable map which can be used in students' interactive notebooks.
  • Mini Book: Students will enjoy creating this informative mini book to gain a better understanding of the Oregon Trail.
  • Packing the Wagon Activity: Using the provided Weight Guide Sheet and the Shopping Guide, students plan and prepare a shopping list of items to take on the Oregon Trail. The total weight of the supplies cannot be more than 2,400 pounds. This can either be an independent activity or a group activity! These can be used on the bulletin board.
  • Bulletin Board Set: Use these pieces to create a bulletin board to display the final Packing the Wagon sheets from the student activity. Includes bulletin board header, letters, illustrated accent pieces, and photo directions.

The packet also includes a teacher-direction sheet with photo examples of the projects in use in the classroom. It is very clear and easy-to-use; basically just print and go! My students loved these activities; I think yours will, too!

You can find each of the individual Social Studies Interactive Notebooks and Mini Units here:

Maps, Continents, and Landforms

Explorers of the World

Road to the Revolutionary War

The Revolutionary War

The 13 Colonies (Geography)

Colonial America - Daily Life

Colonial America - Jobs and Trades

Lewis and Clark Expedition

The Oregon Trail

The Gold Rush

The Civil War - Events Leading to the War

The Civil War

The U.S. Constitution

3 Branches of U.S. Government

Elections and the Voting Process

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Shelly Rees

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