This WebQuest supports the interdisciplinary unit theme "Western Expansion"
Students will have completed a video "The West: Empire Along the Trail"
Students will work in groups of three
The instructional objectives this project supports: (1) Create a list of supplies needed on the Oregon Trail. (2) Create a plan to reach the Oregon Country
The intended learners are junior high American History students.
Alignment with NETS-S
NETS-S 2. Social, ethical, and human issues
* Students develop positive attitudes toward technology uses that support lifelong learning, collaboration, personal pursuits, and
* Students practice responsible use of technology systems, information, and software. Contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems
NETS-S 3. Research and Information Fluency
a. Plan strategies to guide inquiry
b. Locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media
c. Evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks
d. Process data and report results
NETS-S 4. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
a. Identify and define authentic problems and significant questions for investigation
b. Plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project
c. Collect and analyze data to identify solutions and/or make informed decisions
Show Me Standards
5. The major elements of geographical study and analysis (such as location, place, movement, regions) and their relationships to changes in society and environment
SS 3a Knowledge of continuity and change in the history of Missouri and the United States
C. Discovery, Exploration and Settlement of the United States
Evaluate the importance of the discovery, exploration and early settlement of America
F. Westward Expansion and settlement in the US
Assess the significance of Westward Expansion including: Oregon Trail
SS 5. Knowledge of major elements of geographical study and analysis (such as location, place, movement and regions) and their relationship to changes in society and the environment.
C. Understanding the concept of place
Explain physical characteristics, such as climate, topography, relationship to water and ecosystems
J. Using geography to interpret, explain and plan for the future
Use geography to interpret the past, explain the present and plan for the future
Designed by Mr. John Stratton. I can be reached for questions about this webqeust below by hitting the contact button