Our class has been studying Westward Expansion. We have examined in detail the four major trails traveled by the settlers: the Santa Fe Trail, the Mormon Trail, the California Trail, and the Oregon Trail. At the beginning of the year we mailed out four stuffed animal bears. Each bear was sent to different schools as they made their way across the country. Our class received information from different schools bordering the four trails that describe what each bear has seen and experienced through its journey. Click on one of the trail buttons below to read about our bears' adventures.
|Westward Expansion||Oregon Trail||California Trail||Mormon Trail||Santa Fe Trail|
|History of the West||End of the Trail Library||California trail Info||The Mormon Pioneer Story|
|Trail Info||The Mormon Trail - Trail of Hope|
|Trail Facts and Stories||The Donner Party|
|In Search of the Oregon Trail||more on The Donner Party|
See New York State Social Studies Standards for more information.