ERIC Number: ED455516
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
If You Were a Pioneer on the Oregon Trail. [Lesson Plan].
In this lesson, students compare imagined travel experiences of their own with the actual experiences of 19th-century pioneers. To learn about the experiences of the emigrants who traveled the Oregon Trial, the lesson asks students to create, as a class, oral stories about contemporary cross-country journeys; they then create works of historical fiction in the form of picture books, drawing upon the information they have learned. The lesson plan contains a guiding question and material on how to prepare to teach the lesson. It also contains suggested activities for these lessons: Lesson 1: Setting the Scene; Lesson 2: Traveling on the Oregon Trail; Lesson 3: Putting It All Together; and Extending the Lesson. The lesson plan provides detailed information and ideas for teaching each lesson; cites learning objectives; gives appropriate grade levels and the approximate length of time required for each lesson; and outlines national standards for literature and language arts, United States history, geography, and visual arts covered in the lessons. (Lists 11 related Internet links.) (NKA)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Enrichment, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Migration, Picture Books, Primary Education, Student Educational Objectives, Student Projects, Travel
For full text at: http://edsitement.neh.gov/lessonplans.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A