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Slideshow and blank comic strip handouts included with this resource...


This series of PowerPoint slides allows students to create an 8-box comic strip highlighting the journey and ordeal of the Donner Party. Cannibalism is mentioned, but there are no bloody details or images. Directions are provided to create titles, captions and visuals for each. Enjoy!


topics include:

Independence, Missouri

James Reed

George Donner

California Trail

Oregon Trail

Donner Lake

Death Tolls

and more...

Donner Party Comic Strip Activity - fun, engaging, informative 20-slide PPT

  • Grade Level:


  • Pages:

    20 slides and a printable blank graphic organizer

  • Subject(s):

    History, California, Donner Party, Oregon Trail

  • Format(s):

    Zip with PowerPoint, Word, PDF

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