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ThingLink Project

A list of online resources my students will be able to use for the ThingLink Project they will be doing in my class.

Oregon Trail Learn About Pioneer Life

Description: This video talks about Pioneer Life on the trail. It discusses the responsibilities of men and woman.

Rationale: This is would be a good video to include for the students to watch because it will give them a visual, and keep their attention. This video contains a lot of good information.

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Oregon Trail Image

Oregon Trail Image

Description: An image of men and woman traveling on the Oregon Trail in their covered wagons.

Rationale: This image accurately shows the number of people that would be in a wagon train. It shows how the people had to cross dusty barren land in order to reach their destination. This picture will help the students to see that it was no easy journey.

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Wagon Image

Wagon Image

Description: An image of the covered wagon the men, women and children used to haul their supplies and themselves along the Oregon Trail.

Rationale: This image is visually appealing and the students can learn a lot from it. I love that it has writing on it so the children will be able to read the text and then understand the different facets that made up the wagon.

Allabout

Description: This is a website that contains a lot of information regarding the Oregon Trail. On this site students can learn about the trail, historic sites and fantastic facts.

Rationale: I chose this site cause it was visually appealing and easy to navigate. Students can get a lot of information on this site.

Children on the Oregon Trail

Description: Video that talks about life for the children on the Oregon Trail.

Rationale: This video had good graphics and is easy to understand. I feel like this video would be good for the students to watch because it will help them to see what life would have been like for them if they were a child traveling on the Oregon Trail.

9 Things You May Not Know About the Oregon Trail - History Lists

Description: This is a website that contains nine facts that students may not know about the trail and then it discusses what these facts are.

Rationale: This website would be good for students cause it clearly addresses nine facts. It would be easy for the students to read and find valuable information.

Westward Expansion

Description: This is a website that contains some basic information regarding the Oregon Trail.

Rationale: Easy to navigate, visually appealing, and will be easy for students to comprehend.

Westward Trail

Descripton: Oregon Trail game for kids.

Rationale: This would be a fun game for the kids to play. They would be able to learn what it would be like to live on the trail. Students would have to make decisions as they face obstacles, and this would be engaging to them.

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Oregon Trail Image

Oregon Trail Image

Description: Cartoon image of people on the Oregon Trail.

Rationale: I chose this image because I liked that it was a cartoon. I think that cartoons are visually appealing especially for elementary students. Students can take away a lot from this image as well.

Westward Expansion Unit - Oregon Trail An Introduction Video

Description: Video that just discusses the basics of the Oregon Trail and why the people decided to head west.

Rationale: This video would be visually appealing and has some good facts.