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Travel the Trail! What: Perspectives on Westward Expansion (a.k.a. Chapter 12 Project) Who: Many different travelers on the Oregon Trail and in the West (a.k.a. St. Giles 7th Graders) When: The period of the 1830s-1840s (The whole project is due Friday, March 30, 2012) Where: Why, OREGON, of course! If you travel to the West, you’ll meet some mighty nice folk, and learn about their experiences on the journey. Why: To gain more insight into the many different reasons why people traveled Westward at this time. Details: Your job will be to tell the story of someone traveling to the West. You will assume the role of that person. You could be: Member of a family of settlers or pioneers Someone moving to California as part of the gold rush Native American Mountain Man Missionary Texan settler Other “characters” are acceptable. When in doubt, check with Mrs. Galise! In your project, you must include the following information: Intro—create a name and identity for your “character” Other people you meet along the way Your reasons for moving to the West Interesting locations (nature, towns, etc.) that you pass along the way Difficulties or problems you face on your journey or once you reach the West What daily life is like Conclusion: What you do when you reach the West This must be a research-based project. You need at least FOUR INFORMATIONAL sources (NO Wikipedia!). You may use your textbook as one of the sources if you’d like. You MUST submit a bibliography that is properly formatted along with your project. You have several different options for telling your “story.” You may choose any one of the following formats: Power Point Scrapbook Journal or Diary iMovie (If you choose to do an iMovie, you must have narration or lots of titles/captions—not just pictures!) If you have any other ideas, please check with Mrs. Galise first! This project is worth 100 points and is due Friday, March 30, 2012 ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE SEE MRS. GALISE!!
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