When do I go west?• Louisiana Purchase – When did this happen? – Who owned the land? What areas of the US did it cover? – How much did it cost? – How did this purchase impact the growth of our country? – What opportunities arose from this purchase?
When do I go west?• Lewis and Clark – Who were they and why were they chosen to explore the west? – Who and what did they take with them? – What challenges did they face along the way? – What did they discover? – Did their exploration impact expansion? Why/Why not?
Why do I go west?• What were the reasons for going west?• What were people looking for?• What were the benefits and drawbacks for going west?
How do I go west?• The Trails – Why were there many trails going west? – What were the different purposes of each trail? – How did the trails get their names? – Who mapped out the trails?
How do I go west?• Wagon trains and supplies – What is a wagon train? Why would you want to join one? – What were the benefits and drawbacks to traveling in a wagon train? – Are there any well known trains that traveled on the Oregon trail? – What types of wagons were used and why? – What supplies were ESSENTIAL for travel?
How do I go west?• Landmarks and maps – List and describe at least 10 famous landmarks (natural/man made) along the Oregon Trail. – Why were landmarks important? – What did a map look like at that time and how did you get one?
Who and what affected my travel?• Frontier Life on the trail – What skills would you need to make the trip west? – Describe the daily life on the trail – How did the travelers find entertainment along the trail?
Who and what affected my travel?• Native Americans – What did the Native Americans teach the pioneers who traveled along the trail? – How do you think the Native Americans felt during this time?
Who and what affected my travel?• Hardships – Diseases – Terrain – Starvation/thirst – People – Weather