teaching with Storypath Oregon Trail

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  1. noreenk

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    Has anyone taught using these materials before? I'm starting a unit on pioneers when we get back from spring break next year. I'm using most of the episodes in the teaching guide, but with a few reading passages and activities thrown in from other resources. I'd love any suggestions you might have!
     
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  3. Blue

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    My only experience with teaching the Oregon Trail is what I have seem other teachers do. I don't know what Storypath is, but I have some ideas to share.

    I saw a teacher take her kids on a segment of the Oregon Trail each day. They had to ford a stream, climb a mountain. They used wagons to carry all their supplies.

    Each child had to do a craft of some sort related to the OT. My GS sewed a patchwork pillow. Yes, in 4th grade he used the sewing machine and did a great job. He was so proud of that project. (I showed him how to use the machine, and had him sew one seam, and off he went.)

    Since I am in Oregon, a lot of local museums have take to school projects for teachers.
     
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    I've never used storypath either. There are some Oregon trail simulations on the net for free that are really good. I think no matter what you are using, the kids will love it. This is a special unit that I've never had any trouble teaching!
     

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