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The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail

Author: Dan Boyle
Description:

At the end of this tutorial, students will be able to:

  • Trace the route the Oregon Trail took, leaving from Missouri on its way to the Willamette Valley in Oregon
  • Describe the difficulties that settlers faced on their way to Oregon
  • Describe why different groups went in different directions from the trail
  • What happens when the settlers reached Oregon

Starting in the 1830s, and reaching its peak from 1843 - 1846, over 400,000 settlers made the journey from the Midwest to the Oregon Territory, more specifically the Willamette Valley.  These settlers brought with them the beliefs and values of the United States and helped to spread its influence from "sea to shining sea."

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Tutorial

A look at the Oregon Trail, the route thousands of settlers followed from the Midwest to the Pacific Coast

Links to On-Line Version of the classic Oregon Trail Game

Here are some links to on-line versions of the Oregon Trail game: