By combining history lessons with STEM activities, fourth-grade students are learning about the Oregon Trail in a hands-on way, enriching their minds in new and engaging ways.

 

Fishing on the River – You need to feed your hungry family.

 

Float Your Wagon Across the River – Yikes! Will it sink?

 

Hauling Water from the River – It’s a hard task!
Water is needed for many things – drinking, washing dishes, bathing…

 

And of course, we cannot forget about hunting for buffalo chips –
how else are you going to cook and stay warm?

 

Oh no! There are many dangers on the Oregon Trail.
Don’t fall asleep at the wheel of your wagon, like the two on the left.
And watch out for rattlesnakes! The gal on the right found one the hard way!