Contains Lesson Plan, Reading, Frontier Family Facts, Supply Purchase List, Supply Chart, Game Cards.
Divide students into groups of four. Using the Hastings Guide reading, the Supplies List, and the purchase chart the students will plan what supplies they will need for their trip west. Make sure they listen to what the Hastings Guide suggests. When they are ready, have each group pull one of the cards below, one at a time. On the board should be each team name, 4 stick figures to represent the 4 family members, and the amount of money they have left over. As students pull cards they may earn supplies (write this on their supply list), loose supplies (mark it off), gain or loose money (teacher keeps track on the board), and gain or loose family members. Group with the most family members and money left at the end wins. This game is a laugh riot. The kids always beg for more.