Dear America Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie Oregon Trail Westward Expansion Unit Study Activities

Dear America: Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie
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An Oregon Trail Unit Study





Part Five - Pages 113-140

Vocabulary Words:

altitude
anxious
carcasses
chafed
coax
detour
furious
harnessed
ledge
moisture
panic
rescuer
shunned
sorcerer
thrashing
timid
vanished


Comprehension Questions:

1) What makes Tall Joe make a quick decision about whether or not to cross the river right now?

2) What happened to Aunt June as they started to cross the cold river?

3) What does Aunt June name the baby that was born as they were crossing the channels?

4) What happened to Mrs. Bigg?

5) Why are so many people now walking?

6) Who rides in the wagons?

7) How do folks treat Mrs. Kenker?

8) How long might it take for folks back home to receive a letter from Oregon?

9) What does Hattie do at the Christmas party that shows she is learning about forgiveness?


Suggested Activities:
 
1)  Make a timeline of the journey.
http://dohistory.org/on_your_own/toolkit/timeline.html
http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/articles/howtomakeatimeline1.htm
http://www.squidoo.com/how-to-make-a-timeline
*This link tells how to make a timeline using Microsoft Word:
http://www.microsoft.com/education/timelinesword.mspx

2) Mark the route of the journey on a blank U.S. map.  Write in states, large towns and rivers along the trail.  See page 161 for an example.  http://www.historyglobe.com/ot/otmap1.htm

3) Compare and contrast yourself to Hattie.  How are you alike and how are you different.  Use this Venn Diagram to compare and contrast.



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