Oregon Trail Wagon Train Adventure
In this one-time class, we will explore travelling west in a covered wagon.
US Grade 2 - 5
We will be learning about what it was like to travel west in a wagon train in the 1800's. We will cover why families went west, what people brought with them, what they ate, what kids did for fun, what animals they would see, what chores kids did and more! We will use a slide show, and conversation, led by the teacher, but with participation by all who would like to ask or answer questions. I am an upbeat, encouraging and positive teacher. There will be points where learners can ask or...
Students will learn, why people came west, how they traveled, what they brought, what animals they would see, what chores they would do, what they ate, how they would go to school, what they did for fun, and how we know about what life was like on a wagon train.
I have had an interest in western history since I was a child. My great-uncles worked on the shows Wagon Train and Laramie among others providing horses, wagons and stuntmen. My goal in college was to teach history. I was also a docent at the Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum in the mid- 1990's. In order to be sensitive to Native American culture, our focus will be on the experience of traveling west as listed above: why people went west, what they brought with them, what they ate, what animals they saw, what young people did for chores and for fun, and what students did for school on the wagon train. We will not be covering the Native American experience.
Assessments OfferedAssessment will be informal, as students who wish to may answer questions throughout the class.
9 files available upon enrollmentA hand out will be provided before the class, but it is not mandatory. I will also provide worksheets for enrichment activities.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Meet the teacher
I teach Reading, Grammar, History and have: taught full-time, and worked as a substitute teaching many different subjects in classes from Kinder to 12th grade. My majors in college ranged from Child Development, to Theater Arts, to English, and an...
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Completed by 180 learners
Live video meetings
2-5 learners per class
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