The wagons on the Oregon Trail were packed full of everything from basic necessities to a family's most treasured possessions.

The wagons on the Oregon Trail were packed full of everything from basic necessities to a family's most treasured possessions. Excellent illustration to use for notebooking Landmark History (Boorstin) chapter

Off the Wall Westward Expansion Lesson - Guest blog post by Joan Claspill on Corkboard Connections - Students roam through an "Art Gallery" of pictures related to the lesson, taking notes and recording inferences. Great way to integrate social studies and literacy!

Off the Wall Westward Expansion Lesson

Visual literacy ~ Off the Wall Westward Expansion Lesson - Students roam through an "Art Gallery" of pictures related to the lesson, taking notes and recording inferences. Great way to integrate social studies and literacy!

Historical fiction elements

Exciting project that shows the different elements of historical fiction, can make for a group activity with an older set of kids.

The 7 Wonders of Oregon

There are 7 Wonders of the World, and not a single one of them is here in Oregon. Travel Oregon presents Oregon's 7 Wonders.

American History Timeline Wall Display FREE

FREE This is a 23 page document that contains years, graphics, and a brief description of 46 different major events in American History. Each page contains two different event mini-posters that can be cut apart and laminated.

Traveling The Oregon Trail

Pioneers heading west on the Oregon trail in the It's amazing to think there are photographs of that moment in our history. It seems almost anachronistic.

Devils Gate on the Sweetwater / Oregon Trail

Nature's inspiration (on the trail west): Devils Gate on the Sweetwater / Oregon Trail

Meeting Common Core requirements for Informational Text has just gotten easier.  Students will work on vocabulary, cause and effect, problem/solution, comparing and contrasting, responding to text, supporting answers with details, and much more! On sale at TpT.  Check it out!

If You Traveled West in a Covered Wagon

Meeting Common Core requirements for Informational Text has just gotten easier…

The Oregon Trail II, Wyoming Tales and Trails

oregon trail pictures Oregon Trail continued from previous page, Crossing the Platte, Oregon .

National Oregon/California Trail Center at Montpelier, Idaho

Getting ready for a loooong distance move? Time to declutter and lighten your load!

National Oregon/California Trail Center  Historical Trails  Trail Basics

Typical guidebook for pioneers, one of dozens published in the Century, typically carried an inspirational verse on its cover. However, some poorly researched books left many travelers floundering in the desert or mountains.

Life Lessons Learned from Oregon Trail

Learn what our favorite childhood game, Oregon Trail, can teach us about life and fitness.

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