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This resource is a must-have for any class studying westward expansion. Students follow along with each slide turn a blank map into an information-packed resource.


(Download includes both the 20-slide PowerPoint AND the black map to print out for students)


The series of PowerPoint slides allows students to create an Oregon Trail Map, following along with 15 steps. Each step adds an item to the map, and adds a relevant fact to their list on the side.


By the end, students will be able to locate the Oregon Trail, Oregon Territory, Louisiana Territory, the United States, Mississippi River, Independence, Missouri, Fort Hall, The California Trail, The Mormon Trail, the Rocky Mountains, California, Mexico, the Gold Rush, and more.

Oregon Trail Map Activity - engaging, fun, informative and easy to follow

  • Grade Level:


  • Pages:

    20 slides and a printable follow-along map
  • Subject(s):

    History, U.S. History

  • Format(s):

    Zip with PowerPoint, Word, PDF

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