by Mike Hess, Millersville University

The purpose of this webquest is for students to take a look into the lives of individuals who traveled on the difficult trails during the time period of western migration and expansion.




What would it be like to travel westward across the country into new, unexplored wilderness?

What would it be like to be a pioneer traveling into the west?

What would daily life be like?  How far would you have to travel?  What would you take with you?