by Cathy Coultas, Southern Illinois University

This WebQuest is designed to give you the experience of preparing to travel west on the Oregon Trail in the 1860's. You will learn about what you need to take with you as well as skills needed to survive the journey.


Traveling west on the Oregon Trail was very common in the 1800's.  You are about to become a member of a wagon trail traveling west on the trail.


Your research will include pricing necessities for the trip, mapping the route you will take, deciding how you will transport your belongings, and discovering entertainment that was used to pass time.