Students will learn about the pioneers of the United States that traveled in wagon trains across the country. Included in this unit is a reading comprehension booklet with shared reading slides which gives information about traveling west.
Students will complete a Challenges on the Trail activity using challenge cards. These cards have some possible challenges that occurred while traveling west. Students will come up with their own solutions to meet these challenges.
Have students determine what supplies would be most important for their journey. This activity requires the included worksheet and index cards.
A mapping activity will allow students to visualize the area of the country that the pioneers traveled while also practicing their mapping skills.
Students will learn vocabulary with a vocabulary pocket activity and included word wall words.
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