Western Expansion Classroom Activities and Project Ideas
These are classroom activities and project ideas for kids and teachers to use in your unit study of Western Expansion and the Oregon Trail. These activities and projects can be adjusted for any grade. We hope you'll find some ideas you can use.
Project: Western Expansion Project - Group activity, Searching for Gold, Pioneers Traveling by Wagon, Member of Cherokee Nation Forced to Oklahoma, Slave Escaping from South Carolina to New York, with templates for student use. Clear instructions.
Project: Western Expansion Group Project with handouts and clear instructions for students
Projects: Western Expansion Projects (from Clover Schools) - Pack Your Wagon, Too Good to Be True, Who Was That, Gameboard Maker
Activities: Western Expansion Handouts - Activities
Debate: US Western Expansion, group activity, debate prep and debate with downloads, Middle School
Simulation: Decision Making on a Wagon Train
Projects: Western Expansion Projects
Activity: Gold Seekers Brochure - Entice miners west so that you can benefit from their work, with handouts
Choose Your Own Adventure from over 70 different classroom activities and possible assignments