Do you remember as a kid playing the Oregon Trail simulation game on the computer? It was probably a highlight of school that many adults remember to this day. We wanted to create that same excitement. but on a bigger scale. So we designed an Oregon Trail Simulation Activity with lesson plans, resources, and worksheets where students become travelers on the Oregon Trail!
This 34 page interactive lesson plan activity and game will directly involve students in the Oregon Trail experience. Students begin their journey in Independence, Missouri by forming their wagon family. They then have to purchase supplies at the general store before leaving. Below is the introductory scenario that the teacher could read out loud and an example of some supplies that will be needed on the journey.
On the Trail
This is a very comprehensive packet that can easily be adapted and used for math as well. This is an experience that my students have really enjoyed. You can find our Oregon Trail simulation by clicking here or on the image below.