Title Westward Ho: the Difficulties of Emigrants Moving West
Lesson Description  After reading the letters and diaries written by a fictional family who was moving west along the Oregon Trail, the students will map the journey and understand the causes and effects of some of the difficulties experienced by this family.
Author Jane Chambers
Grade Levels 4-5
Duration 2-3 class periods

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The Oregon Trail Map

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