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Social Studies

Oregon Trail Week-Long Adventure!

This is a 5 day simulation, club-like class, to explore the Oregon Trail as part of Westward Expansion.
Stephanie Fogarty M.Ed. & Ed. Spec.
397 total reviews for this teacher
43 reviews for this class
Completed by 103 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
Class
35 minutes
per class
5x per week
over 1 week
9-14
year olds
2-6
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Description

Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
-Students can describe struggles that were common for people traveling along the Oregon trail. 
-Students can locate natural geographic sites that were destination points along the Oregon trail.
I have a BA in Political Science, a MA in secondary teaching certification in all social subjects 5-12 and a post-Masters degree in educational technology to enhance learning.  I've taught social studies subjects for 10+ years, with a majority of my experiences teaching American History.  I've also attended several workshops and professional development opportunities focused on incorporating America's past in current discussions about today's landmarks, historic buildings and monuments. 
Optional homework (at the discretion of the parent)

Keep notes during the simulation, with details along the trail, and complete one option below:
-After the simulation, once you've reached the destination, write a letter to someone from where you used to live, and either persuade them to make the journey or caution them against making the journey.  Include specifics regarding what was "experienced" along the trail.
-Provide 7+ hashtags that would describe the journey through the Oregon Trail.
 1 file available upon enrollment
Learners should bring one dice and/or have access to a digital dice. A option guide will be provided for learners who enroll, and any who do not want to use it should plan on having a piece of paper and a 6-sided dice (just one) or a digital version of one.
Formative discussion and question/answer will be included throughout.  
2 hours 55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.

Teacher

Stephanie Fogarty M.Ed. & Ed. Spec.
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Experienced & Certified Social Studies/History Teacher
397 total reviews
325 completed classes

About Me

I'm a mother of 3, certified teacher, and life-long learner.  I believe learning can be fun and teaching is my passion!

Hello from Indiana!  I have a B.A. in Political Science, a M.A. in Secondary Education (Social Sciences) and an Ed. Specialist... 
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