Go West: Imagining the Oregon Trail

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  • Aug 10 2010 8:30 AM

    Louise Bigham

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  • Jul 24 2010 7:45 AM

    Cort Mitchell

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  • Mar 29 2010 7:33 PM

    Kim Lewis

    This is a great lesson! I have been helping my tutee with her Oregon Trail assignments. This is one that I can use to make history real for this particular student. It is well organized, and brings in writing as well.

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In this lesson from EDSITEment, students compare imagined travel experiences of their own with the actual experiences of 19th-century pioneers. After writing stories about contemporary cross-country journeys, students learn about the experiences of the emigrants who traveled on the Oregon Trail. They then create works of historical fiction in the form of picture books or letters, drawing upon the information they have gathered.

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    Grade: 3 to 5

    Topics: Geography, Writing Strategies, History-Social Science, United States History, English-Language Arts

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