Lesson Plan

Oregon Trail Updated

Honor the Past, Move to the Future
Michael G.
Classroom teacher
Bayshore Middle School
Leonardo, NJ
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My Grades 6, 8
My Subjects Social Studies
Objectives

Students will be able to...

  • Understand the history of edtech infusion for Social Studies' content knowldge
  • Create a new version of the Oregon Trail
Subjects
Social Studies
Grades 6 - 8
All Notes
Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 Look at the Past

  • Play MS-DOS version of Oregon Trail.
  • Take notes on the game action
Student Instructions
  • Play MS-DOS version of Oregon Trail.
  • Take notes on the game action

2 Research

Research the events, conditions, and diseases of Oregon Trail.

Evaluate the geography of the settlers' path

Student Instructions

Research the events, conditions, and diseases of Oregon Trail.

Evaluate the geography of the settlers' path

3 Code a New Game

Create the code for a new Oregon Trail based on the research that you completed regarding the original game and what life on the trail was really like.

Student Instructions

Create the code for a new Oregon Trail based on the research that you completed regarding the original game and what life on the trail was really like.