Push and Pull Factors

      Some pioneers hit the trail looking for adventure and fortune.  Others wanted to escape hard times and start a new life.  In this lesson, students will define push and pull factors and identify examples that led to the move west on the Oregon Trail.  

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Push and Pull Factors Lesson Plan                              Push and Pull Factors

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