Westward Expansion Wagon Project for Oregon Trail Unit

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Westward Expansion Wagon Project for Oregon Trail Unit – This creative and hands-on project is a wonderful opportunity for students to show their understanding of pioneers moving west. Learners will create a covered wagon out of construction paper, cardboard, and a shoebox.

The bonnet of the wagon will include:
• A map of the Oregon or California Trail
• A model of a labeled wagon
• A list of chores on the trail
• A list of entertainment on the trail
• Pictures and captions of 4 major landmarks

In addition, learners will draw and cutout models of items pioneers brought with them to travel west.

This packet includes…
• Introduction to Project Handout
• Wagon Checklist
• Scoring Rubric
• Wagon Construction Directions
• Title for Wagon
• Completed Map and Blank Student Map
• Labeled Wagon and Blank Student Wagon
• List of Chores on the Trail
• List of Entertainment on the Trail
• Landmark Frames

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Westward Expansion Wagon Project for Oregon Trail Unit
Westward Expansion Wagon Project for Oregon Trail Unit
Westward Expansion Wagon Project for Oregon Trail Unit
Westward Expansion Wagon Project for Oregon Trail Unit