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Oregon Trail

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Oregon Trail

  1. 1. The Oregon Trail
  2. 2. <ul><li>You will be collecting information about the Oregon Trail in a journal. </li></ul><ul><li>Using the internet and the book, </li></ul><ul><li>If You Traveled West in a Covered Wagon by Ellen Levine, you will discover many interesting facts about this long and dangerous journey. </li></ul><ul><li>The information you gather will be used to make both an alphabet book and a game that you will construct and play with your class. </li></ul><ul><li>HAVE FUN !! </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Route <ul><li>http:// www.endoftheoregontrail.org/maplibrary/oregontrail.html </li></ul><ul><li>Where did the trail start? </li></ul><ul><li>Where did it end? </li></ul><ul><li>Name 5 places the pioneers passed through: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Supplies <ul><li>http://www.endoftheoregontrail.org/outfit.html </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.rootsweb.com/~genepool/barlowrd.htm#provisions </li></ul><ul><li>How much did it cost to outfit a wagon? </li></ul><ul><li>List food, supplies, clothing and bedding, guns and trading goods that pioneers needed to bring for their journey. </li></ul><ul><li>What did you eat on the trip? </li></ul>
  5. 5. How did they travel? <ul><li>http:// www.endoftheoregontrail.org/wagons.html </li></ul><ul><li>The pioneers on the Oregon Trail traveled in a covered wagon. </li></ul><ul><li>Another name for this covered wagon </li></ul><ul><li>was a _____________________. </li></ul><ul><li>It weighed _____lbs. empty and was pulled by a team of __ to __ _______. </li></ul><ul><li>Draw a picture of the wagon and label 4 parts. </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Wagon Train <ul><li>What was a wagon train? </li></ul><ul><li>What did they do with the wagons at night? </li></ul><ul><li>Why? </li></ul><ul><li>http://library.thinkquest.org/6400/travel.htm </li></ul><ul><li>The leader of the caravan was called the </li></ul><ul><ul><li>___________. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Many scouts that guided the trains had been _______ or ________. </li></ul><ul><li>A famous scout was ___________. </li></ul><ul><li>His nickname was “___________”. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Hardships and Dangers <ul><li>http://www.isu.edu/~trinmich/Hardships.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://library.thinkquest.org/6400/Dangers%20on%20the%20Trail.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://library.thinkquest.org/6400/Crossing%20the%20Rivers.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Many things could go wrong during the journey. </li></ul><ul><li>Make a list of 15 things that could happen. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1. 2. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 . 4. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5 . 6. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>7 . 8. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>9 . 10. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>11. 12. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>13. 14. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>15. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Crossing Rivers and Mountains <ul><li>http://library.thinkquest.org/6400/Crossing%20the%20Rivers.htm </li></ul><ul><li>If the river was shallow wagons would cross by ____________. </li></ul><ul><li>_______ would pull the wagons across. </li></ul><ul><li>If the water was deeper how did the wagons get across? </li></ul><ul><li>How long would it take for a wagon train to cross a river? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Life on the Trail <ul><li>http://library.thinkquest.org/6400/lives.htm </li></ul><ul><li>What was a typical day like? </li></ul><ul><li>How far did they travel every day? </li></ul><ul><li>What did the children do all day? </li></ul><ul><li>What chores were children responsible for on the trail? </li></ul><ul><li>How was the ride in the wagon? </li></ul><ul><li>Where did you sleep? What happened if it rained? </li></ul><ul><li>What did you do for clothing? </li></ul>
  10. 10. Fire <ul><li>http://library.thinkquest.org/6400/fire.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://library.thinkquest.org/6400/fire.htm </li></ul><ul><li>What did they use to make a fire? </li></ul><ul><li>How did they do it? </li></ul>
  11. 11. Pioneer Tools <ul><li>http://library.thinkquest.org/6400/tools.htm </li></ul><ul><li>What is a </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Corn seeder </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fro </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Auger </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Draw knife </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grinding stone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Two person saw ? </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Pioneer Food <ul><li>http://www.nps.gov/archive/whmi/educate/ortrtg/ortrtg14.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://library.thinkquest.org/6400/cooking.htm </li></ul>
  13. 13. Fun <ul><li>http://library.thinkquest.org/6400/toys1.htm </li></ul><ul><li>What was a bullroarer? </li></ul><ul><li>What was a whimmydiddle? </li></ul><ul><li>What was a buzzsaw? </li></ul><ul><li>What is a mountain bolo? </li></ul>
  14. 14. Music <ul><li>http://library.thinkquest.org/6400/songs.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Which song is your favorite? </li></ul>
  15. 15. Pioneer Food <ul><li>http://www.nps.gov/archive/whmi/educate/ortrtg/ortrtg14.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://library.thinkquest.org/6400/cooking.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Pioneers did not have many of the foods we have today. </li></ul><ul><li>They ate ______ in some variety at every meal. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose a recipe from the websites and copy it into your journal. </li></ul><ul><li>Would we serve this to our families today? ____ </li></ul>
  16. 16. The Whitmans <ul><li>http://www.nps.gov/archive/whmi/history/narcbio.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Who was Narcissa Whitman? </li></ul><ul><li>What did she and her husband do? </li></ul>
  17. 17. Glossary <ul><li>http://library.thinkquest.org/6400/glossary.htm#H </li></ul><ul><li>Find the meanings of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conestoga </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fording </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pelt </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stockade </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Westward Expansion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prairie Schooner </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. ABC <ul><li>http://library.thinkquest.org/6400/glossary.htm#H </li></ul><ul><li>Create a list of words related to the Oregon trail </li></ul><ul><li> to use in your ABC book </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A B </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C D </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E F </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>G H </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I J </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>K L </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>M N </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>O P </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Q R </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>S T </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>U V </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>W X </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Y Z </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. More Information about the Oregon Trail <ul><li>http:// courses.missouristate.edu/ShaeJohnson/oregontrail.htm </li></ul>

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