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Hamilton, Beverly; Saylor, Beverly – Social Studies Review, 1986
Provides lesson plans for using popular software (Oregon Trail and the PFS U. S. History Database) and selected instructional television programs for integration into instruction on the westward movement. (JDH)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Curriculum Enrichment, Educational Technology, Educational Television
Larson, Susan Booth – 1997
This curriculum guide for a PBS 2-part, 180-minute video, "In Search of the Oregon Trail" (narrated by Stacy Keach), provides information to help teachers develop lesson plans. The guide is comprised of 12 lessons incorporating 31 video chapters. Curriculum areas include history, geography, economics, sociology, ethnic studies, civics…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Elementary Secondary Education, Integrated Curriculum, National Standards
National Park Service (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC. – 1999
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…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Ethnic Groups, Field Trips, Geographic Regions
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…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Enrichment, Learning Activities
Bulen, Robert – 1995
This activity guide was developed in Oregon using the theme of the 150th anniversary of the Oregon Trail to help teachers conduct classroom activities that make use of the skills involved in printing and publishing. It was written by a classroom teacher and designed and published by the printing industry. The guide has the following six purposes:…
Descriptors: Career Education, Career Exploration, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education
Lo Guidice, Tom, Comp. – 1997
This publication consists of six units for middle and high school grades that incorporate school-to-work (STW). The six units were developed by six practicing teachers. The first unit, "Wellness: An Integrated Unit with STW Emphasis for Seventh Grade" (Sara Hellenbrand), provides STW objectives and a list of activities. The second unit,…
Descriptors: Advertising, Climate, Distributive Education, Earth Science
Heiser, Pam; And Others – School Library Media Activities Monthly, 1997
Provides lesson plans for grades 3-5 mathematics/science; grades 1-5 and grade 7 reading and language; grades 2 and 5 science; grades 3-4 and grades 5-8 social studies. Lists print and nonprint resources and discusses library media skills and subject area objectives, instructional roles, activities, procedures, evaluation, and follow-up. (PEN)
Descriptors: Animals, Behavioral Objectives, Class Activities, Elementary School Mathematics