Oregon Trail Sim
Required MinecraftEdu Hosted ModsYou can obtain these mods using the MinecraftEdu Launcher
This lesson goes with an Oregon Trail unit. Students begin in a jumping off place. The teacher needs to manually give 50 wooden coins, or another amount set by the teacher. The students then find a banker to exchange ofr iron and gold coins to then purchase supplies for the journey. Students can take off when ever they feel they are ready for the trail. On the trail, they will see Chimney Rock, Fort Laramie, cross the Continental Divide at the South Pass, then navigate the Dalles with boats. Once they get to the end, I add up the points they earned based off the supplies they still have left. Here is a link to the actual lesson plan I use and scoring system. Objectives Scoring System This lesson also goes with a spreadsheet lesson that blends actual items pioneers would have traveled with, with items that are craftable in Minecraft. I have videos that I use for directions attached to this lesson. Here is are links to Nearpod lessons that I use to pre-teach or review the Oregon Trail with the students. Oregon Trail Oregon Trail Virtual Tour
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