The Westward Movement
- SWBAT identify key events of
the westward movement on a timeline.
- SWBAT describe how the
emigrants traveled along the Oregon Trail.
- SWBAT describe contributions
of Discoverers and Explorers leading up to the westward movement.
- SWBAT identify key
points along the Oregon Trail.
Use the information within
the following web sites to answer the questions that follow the web
site link. Your answer page should include the section headings
and the question numbers of each section. Happy hunting!
1. What was the main
advantage of using a Prairie schooner over a Conestoga wagon?
2. What two animals
were used to pull the wagons? Why weren't horses used?
1. Jefferson gave Lewis
and Clark two objectives for their expedition. Which objective
was a success?
2. What did the
mountain man, Jedediah Smith re-discover? Why was this
3. How did John Fremont
encourage pioneers to head west?
1. Create a timeline
with the following dates : 1803, 1804, 1825, 1841, 1846, and 1869.
Make sure you label the importance of these dates on your timeline.
2. Select another date
that you find interesting (that isn't listed in item 1 above) and
explain what happened on that date.
1. What trail site was
a place of convergence for early routes from the Mississippi Valley?
2. What was the
significance of Fort Kearny?
3. What river did the
emigrants cross at Three Island Crossing?