Countdown to the Oregon Trail!

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?”:

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10 thoughts on “Countdown to the Oregon Trail!

  1. Conquer Dumbo! Go get after it Brad!

  2. Matt Schumer

    Fascinating, and inspiring. Looking forward to your blog. IHSV!

  3. tristan robins

    very inspiring

  4. I am actually pleased to glance at this blog posts which
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  5. Kathie Brennan

    I happened to see the truck and wrote down the website….how cool is this and what a way to see the west. Be safe in your journey as well as sharing this virtual trip with the students.

    • Awesome Kathie! So glad you took the time to visit the website and share in the adventure! Stay tuned for the magical moment when I reach Oregon in July.

  6. Matt Boschert

    Brad–Epsilon Phi Sig out here in Cheyenne right now. Would love to hear where you are currently….I think you are past us (Laramie?) Keep up the great effort…..Well Done.


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    here at web, except I know I am getting experience everyday by reading thes fastidious articles.

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