The Oregon Trail is out there waiting…and we can’t wait to show it to you!
From May 29th-June 20th, incoming 6th and 7th grade students at Jackson Middle School in Jackson, Missouri, will go on a virtual adventure with World Geography teacher Brad Haertling as he bikes the Oregon Trail! Communicating and learning via posts on this website, students will make the trip with Brad and build on that experience with activities in the physical classroom.
But just because YOU aren’t in summer school doesn’t mean you can’t come along! Follow our blog and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for fun facts and stories leading up to Brad’s departure from Independence, Missouri on May 29th. Then, ride along as we travel the trail!
Follow this link to get a basic introduction to the Oregon Trail, “One of the ten most important events in American History?”: http://www.america101.us/trail/Introduction.html