The Oregon Trail

These middle schooler’s are playing the Oregon Trail game as they wrap up the Manifest Destiny unit in Mrs. Baumgartner’s history class. This unit covers the following grade level standards:

-Understand the role of scarcity and economic trade-offs and how economic conditions impact people’s lives.
-Understand the use of geographic tools to locate and analyze information about people, places, and environments.
-Understand how human factors and the distribution of resources affect the development society and the movement of populations.
-Understand how physical processes and human actions modify the environment and how the environment affects humans.
-Recognize historical periods and patterns of change within and across cultures, such as the rise of civilizations, the development of transportation systems, the growth and breakdown of colonial systems and others.