By the time the pioneers had entered Idaho, they had traveled over 1,300 miles with approximately 700 miles left on their journey to Oregon City, Oregon. The excitement of the adventure had dissipated into the heat and exhaustion that had settled upon the wagon trains by July and August when they would be crossing into Idaho.
Follow this link to learn about the obstacles and dangers the pioneers found in the next to last state they would cross on their journey to their destination and all the promise that awaited them there.
A GoPro, batteries, and tripods…oh my! The Pedaling Pioneer goes over the essentials he needs in order to share his Oregon Trail adventure with you! The essentials needed by the emigrants in the 1800’s were much different and critical for survival: http://www.oregontrailcenter.org/HistoricalTrails/Supplies.htm
Take some time off and play the old Oregon Trail Game from the old Apple II, you won’t regret it. You’ll learn about the Oregon Trail itself and you will be reminded of how far we have come in video game design! http://www.virtualapple.org/oregontraildisk.html
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!