America has a long history of exploring territory and and expanding westward. The period of westward expansion in the 1800s in the United States was a exciting, dangerous, adventurous as pioneers headed west to settle the country.
This SmartBoard presentation and student reading comprehension sheet walk fourth through sixth graders through some of the highlights of the Oregon Trail, including features of the trail, challenges of the journey, and reasons why settlers headed west. The Oregon Trail was the longest overland trail in North America, and between 1843-1868, over 500,000 settlers headed west using the Oregon Trail. This is a subject that shouldn't be overlooked in a study of Westward Expansion.
This engaging activity pack includes:
* 38 page SmartBoard presentation focusing on the Oregon Trail
* 2 slides featuring quizzes to test student retention of information
* 2 page student recording sheet for students to fill out during the SmartBoard presentation
* 2 page teacher key for the student recording sheet
* 3 page informative cooking center recording sheet with instructions on how to make hard-tack, one of the foods commonly eaten on the trail as well as information about what the settlers packed and three comprehension questions
This activity pack will enrich any classroom study of Westward Expansion!