Oregon Trail Teacher Resources

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Oregon Trail Teacher Resources

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STANDARDS DESE Goal 1.2 - Conduct research to answer questions and evaluate information and ideas. Goal 1.4 - Use technological tools and other resources to located, select and organize information. Goal 2.3 - Exchange information, questions, and ideas while recognizing the perspectives of others. Goal 2.4 - Present perceptions and ideas regarding works of arts, humanities and sciences. Goal 2.7 - Use technological tools to exchange information and ideas. Goal 4.1 - Explain reasoning and identify information used to support decisions. Goal 4.4 - Recognize and practice honesty and integrity in academic work and in the workplace. Goal 4.6 - Identify tasks that require a coordinated effort and work with others to complete those tasks. SS6 - Relationships of the individual and groups to institutions and cultural traditions. CA1 - Speaking and writing standard English (including grammar, usage, punctuation, spelling, capitalization). CA3 - Reading and evaluating nonfiction works and material (such as biographies, newspapers, technical manuals). GLE's Grade 4 - Summarize the efents in westward expansion, including people's motivation, their hardships and Missouri as a jumping-off point to the West. ISTE - NETS for Students 2. Social, Ethical, and Human Issues Students practice responsible use of technology systems, information, and software.3. Technology Productivity ToolsStudents use technology tools to enhance learning, increase productivity, and promote creativity.Students use productivity tools to collaborate in constructing technology-enhanced models, preparing publications, and producing other creative works.5. Technology Research ToolsStudents use technology to locate, evaluate, and collect information from a variety of sources.6. Technology Problem-Solving and Decision-Making ToolsStudents use technology resources for solving problems and making informed decisions. REQUIRED MATERIALS Internet Access Learning Essentials (download from Microsoft) Social Studies Book PowerPoint EXTENSION ACTIVITIES Create a play about westward expansion Create a digital story about westward expansion Make the trip today and compare prices and hardships to living in the Midwest compared to the West. TIME FRAME Day One: Read through the WebQuest. Teacher assigns roles and responsibilities. Break into expert groups.Day Two-Four: Expert Groups begin researchingDay Five- Six: Create presentationDay Seven-Nine: Present digital journalsThese days are flexible depending on the amount of time you have to devote on a daily basis.


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