ERIC Number: ED449524
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Go West: Imagining the Oregon Trail. [Lesson Plan].
National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
In this lesson plan, students in grades 3-5 compare imagined travel experiences of their own with the actual experiences of 19th-century pioneers on the Oregon Trail. After the 4 lessons students will have: (1) learned about the pioneer experience on the Oregon Trail; (2) compared and contrasted modern-day travel experiences with those of the 19th century; and (3) synthesized historical data through creative writing. The plan notes subject areas covered (American Literature/Language Arts/United States History), time required to complete the lesson, skills used and taught in the lesson, and lists the standards developed by professional associations or governments that are related to the lesson. Activities to extend the lesson and further resources conclude the lesson plan. (SR)
Descriptors: Creative Writing, Elementary Education, English Instruction, Language Arts, Lesson Plans, Social Studies, United States History, Units of Study, Writing Assignments
Full text at: http://edsitement.neh.gov/lessonplans/oregon.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Council of the Great City Schools, Washington, DC.; MCI WorldCom, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.