Oregon trail summary: the 2,200-mile east-west trail served as a critical transportation route for emigrants traveling from missouri to oregon and other points west during the mid-1800s travelers were inspired by dreams of gold and rich farmlands, but they were also motivated by difficult economic times in the east and the diseases like yellow. American history - oregon trail geography title length color rating : the oregon trail essay - the oregon trail the oregon trail was a very important aspect in the history of our country’s development when marcus and narcissa whitman made the first trip along the oregon trail, many americans saw a window of opportunity. Lesson plan name(s) aldiany arias, david salzer, jaclyn silva, & tammy lee grade level, type of lesson 5th grade project-based (class map) objectives - students will become familiar with the geography of the oregon trail and some of its historic sites. The oregon trail began in independence, missouri and ended in oregon city, oregon it stretched for around 2,000 miles and through six different states including missouri, kansas, nebraska, wyoming, idaho, and oregon along the way, travelers had to cross all sorts of rough terrain such as the rocky mountains and the sierra nevada mountains. Hitch up your wagon and hit up the general store for supplies because it's time to head out on the oregon trail a collection of more than 2,300 ms-dos computer programs and games has been made available for free on the internet archive, a non-profit library of digital content and programs. By the next year, however, as the oregon trail brought hundreds of americans into the region, settlement and government in oregon became thoroughly american numbers of immigrants grew every year after the opening of the oregon trail and, in the peak year of 1850, some 55,000 pioneers made the journey this tide of emigration ebbed and. Introduction the oregon trail was the only practical way for settlers to reach the west the states we now know as oregon, washington, california, nevada, idaho and. Introduction a historically accurate review of ethnobotany along the trail does not exist by ethnobotany i refer to the uses of plant in various way, ranging from foods and medicines, to animal fodder and human recreation (picking flowers) there were several attempts made to try to detail this unique part of overland history for which.
The oregon trail is the gripping account of francis parkman's journey west across north america in 1846 after crossing the allegheny mountains by coach and continuing by boat and wagon to westport, missouri, he set out with three companions on a horseback journey that would ultimately take him over two thousand miles. The geography of the oregon trail in nebraska a thesis presented to the faculty of the graduate college in the university of nebraska in partial fulfillment of requirements for the degree of master of arts department of geography lincoln, nebraska may, 1933. In the mid-19th century, the oregon trail was the main pathway for american emigrants searching for new lands and opportunity on the frontier. Discoverers who really found the oregon trail in 1800, the american west was still wild country--no cities, no railroads and no cattle ranches yet existed it was.
The oregon trail was much more than a pathway to the state of oregon it was the only practical corridor to the entire western united states the places we now know as washington, oregon, california, nevada, idaho and utah would probably not be a part of the united states today were it not for the oregon trail that's because the trail was. An easier trail was needed robert stewart of the astorians (a group of fur traders who established fort astoria in western oregon's columbia river) became the first white to use what later became known as the oregon trail stewart's 2,000-mile journey from fort astoria to st louis in 1810 took 10 months to complete still, it was a much less.
Oregon or bust the oregon trail the oregon trail opened in 1841 with 35 men, 5 women, and 10 children using it to make the trek from independence, missouri, to oregon city, oregon. This lesson provides an overview of activities that teachers could do for helping their students to understand the oregon trail objectives: 1 students will be exposed to the rocks, rails, and trails section digital atlas of idaho 2 students will choose from a variety of activities concerning the oregon trail 3 students will learn about the. The oregon trail was a series of trails that led from missouri to the columbia river and willamette valley it was used by missionary families, settlers, fur trappers and farmers to open a route of trade the trails were originally used by native americans during the late 1800s, the oregon trail was used for eastward cattle drives by the 20th century.
Oregon trail lesson module title: using primary sources to discover the oregon trail then learn about the geography of the trail. Introduction in popular culture, the oregon trail is perhaps the most iconic subject in the larger history of oregon it adorns a recent oregon highway license plate, is an obligatory reference in the resettlement of oregon, and has long attracted study, commemoration, and celebration as a foundational event in the state’s past.
The oregon trail was a very important aspect in the history of our country’s development when marcus and narcissa whitman made the first trip along the oregon trail, many americans saw a window of opportunity the oregon trail was the only practical way to pass through the rockies pioneers. A webquest for a 4th grade oregon trail unit designed by len updike [email protected] introduction | learners | standards | process | resources | evaluation | conclusion | credits | student page introduction this lesson/unit is designed for fourth and/or fifth grade students studying the oregon trail this. When traveling the trail, settlers needed a lot of food in order to survive food could be purchased in stores, or could be hunted/fished by the settlers themselves, as long as they had the right equipment the oregon trail: an introduction map of the oregon trail dysentery dysentery is a disease caused by the inflammation of the intestines. Geography of the oregon trail the rocky mountains getting through these mountains was a very big geographical accomplishment many wagons broke and people died of.
This lesson is designed for fourth grade as an introduction to the oregon trail social studies unit and involves geography, langauge arts, and technology to a lesser extent learners do not need prior knowledge of the oregon trail before particapanting in this lesson however, for the critical thinking element of this lesson students will need to. This article examines the co-constitutive relationship between ideology and geography in three editions of the educational computer game the oregon trail, arguing that the game reinforces a colonialist worldview through representations of place, space, and time despite seeming to accommodate. Students will read about the design of prairie schooners and engineer covered wagons that can traverse a model of landforms representing the overland trails used by pioneers this mini-unit integrates stem skills with geography and history content, along with reading, writing, and oral communication standards. Get oregon facts, maps, and pictures in this us state profile from national geographic kids. Free presentations in powerpoint format oregon trail oregon trail landmarks journal of my trip on the oregon trail oregon or bust the oregon trail. The oregon trail might have relied on the landforms that they chose o music standard assessment: students will be assessed based upon their ability to create musical.