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#37: Use Oregon Trail to Teach Westward Expansion

Posted by on November 7, 2011

Show students how to get the most out of Oregon trail by reading the headings on each screen, thinking about problem solving skills and applying the simulation to their classroom discussion on westward expansion. I include a worksheet of questions they can answer as well as additional websites to extend their education.

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Jacqui Murray is the editor of a technology curriculum for K-fifth grade and creator of two technology training books for middle school. She is the author of Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy midshipman. She is webmaster for five blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for Examiner.com, and a weekly contributor to Write Anything. Currently, she’s working on a techno-thriller that’s in search of an agent. Contact Jacqui at her writing office or her tech lab, Ask a Tech Teacher.

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