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Oregon Trail WebQuest

                                                 Oregon Trail

 

A.Introduction

 Go to the link http://http://www.ducksters.com/history/westward_expansion/oregon_trail.php and read the information about the Oregon Trail. Fill in the blanks on your worksheet. 

 

  1. The Oregon Trail began in Independence,___________ and ended in Oregon City,____________.

 

  1. Along the way, travelers had to cross all sorts of rough terrain such as the _________Mountains and the _____________________Mountains.

 

  1. What invention caused the Oregon Trail to become less popular?

 

  1. What states did the Oregon Trail go through?

 

 

B.Supplies

Go to http://www.oregontrailcenter.org/HistoricalTrails/Supplies.htm

  1. List 3 supplies pioneers would need to make it across the Oregon Trail on your worksheet. 

 

1.

 

2.

 

3.

 

C. Pioneer Kids

Go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVxad8R4Nig and watch the video Life as a Child in the 18th Century.

  1. How did kids learn in the 18th Century?

 

  1. What chores did the kids do?

 

D. What do you think?

 

Go to https://pollev.com/multiple_choice_polls/qUJxcAC8kOkOt2w/web

Answer the poll question by selecting your answer.

 

E.  Journal Entry

When pioneer families moved west, they packed only the most important belongings. Imagine your parents just sold your house and bought a covered wagon. You can keep only three outfits, two books, and one toy (no electronics, there is no wifi or way to charge it). Which items will you choose and why?

 

Write this on a lined piece of paper. See the rubric below on how to complete your journal entry.

 

 

1

2

3

4

Heading

No heading

Dear

Dear Journal

Dear Journal, 

Signature

No ending

Sincerely

Sincerely

Your Name

Sincerely,

Your Name

Paragraph

No indention, less than 3 sentences

No indention, only 3 sentences

Indented, 4 sentences

Indented, 4+ sentences

Content

Only discuss 1 item you packed

Only discuss 2 items you packed

Only discuss 3 items you packed

Discuss 4+ items you packed