Oregon Trail on Google Earth
Cross country road trip that follows the original Oregon Trail across northern US, stopping in all the major towns, cities and landmarks.
Various activities to do at each site. The activities cover a range of cross-curriculum fun at each point and include maths, science, language, social studies, geography and more.

Just print and pass out.

Prerequisites: Access to Google Maps and Google Earth.

Pack also includes comprehensive Answer Key and a Checklist for parents, students or teachers to keep track of work completed


Activities include:
• Complete a distance chart • Design an archway • Judge a fair • Learn about linguistics • Write a poster ad • Apply for a job • Locate coordinates • Use longitude and latitude • Draw a fantasy map • Complete a biographic • Research an event • Brainstorm a solution • Solve a problem creatively • Calculate distances and fuel needed • and much more

The Table of Contents
• Preparation
• Route Map
• Start Your Engines
• Then and Now
• The Prairie Schooner
• Have You Forgotten Something
• City of Fountains
• You be the Judge
• Zoo Snooze
• Getting Wet
• Fairbury Bound
• Interstate 80 to Kearney
• I-80 Along the Platte River
• Straight Up and Down
• Chimney Rock Cemetery
• Speak Like a Native American
• Plains Speaking Alphabet
• Sioux Speak
• Geographic Signposts
• I Spy
• Casper
• Independence Rock
• Lander
• Pocatello
• Boise
• The Dalles
• The Columbia River
• Oregon City


This is probably the best bit of work I have ever done with my class. It took me around 4-6 weeks, because we kept exploring other things stimulated by each of the topics.

Hope others enjoy the activities and worksheets as much as we did.

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Created: Oct 30, 2015

Updated: Feb 22, 2018


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