Task

In groups of two, we are going to be discovering exactly what the Oregon Trail was and the different journeys, hardships,and struggles families encountered. You will know exactly which states and the path that the trail covered. You and your partner will be using maps and other websites to do research and then fill out worksheets reflecting what you've discovered and learned. Your group will be putting yourself into the shoes of a pioneer and accomplishing the tasks that came along with moving westward. As a result of all of your research, you should have a complete understanding of all the aspects that made up the Oregon Trail. At the end of your journey, you will create a story, drawing, poem or painting that should demonstrate the overall feelings you experienced on the travel westward.