Take a journey out west with your family in the 19th Century. Stock your prairie schooner with all the necessary supplies, don't forget the bacon! Join a wagon train and jump off from Independence, Missouri. Wagons Ho!
Your students will get a kick out of this daily journal writing experience. There are 12 'stops' along the way with writing prompts provided for each of them.
This is a great way to connect writing into your Social Studies unit on Westward Expansion. If you like this freebie it is also part of a larger Oregon Trail packet to be released later.