ERIC Number: ED439050
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Oregon Trail Teacher's Guide.
National Park Service (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.
The road to the U.S. West, known as the Oregon Trail, had its first real traffic in 1843 when a group of about 1000 people left Independence, Missouri and traveled west. This teacher's guide contains short descriptions of the main landmarks and stopping points that were significant along the northwest portion of the Oregon Trail. The guide is primarily devoted to the geographical areas and peoples found around and about these important locations. It is divided into the following sections: (1) "Historical Highlights"; (2) "Indians/The First People in Oregon"; (3) "The Missionaries"; (4) "The Pioneers"; (5) "Social Studies Activities"; (6) "Map Activities"; (7) "Language Arts"; (8) "Science Activities"; (9) "Math Activities"; (10) "Art Activity Suggestions"; (11) "Physical Education Activities"; and (12) "Appendix." A Teacher's Guide Evaluation Form is attached. (BT)
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Ethnic Groups, Field Trips, Geographic Regions, Heritage Education, Historic Sites, Integrated Activities, Primary Sources, Secondary Education, Social Studies, United States History
Whitman Mission National Historic Site, Route 2, Box 247, Walla Walla, WA 99362-9699. Tel: 509-522-6360. For full text: http://www.nps.gov/whmi/ortrtg.htm.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Park Service (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.