Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The Oregon Trail


We are just beginning our Westward Expansion unit! We know the pioneers were traveling in hopes of cheap and fertile land in Oregon!

What are you wondering about? What is some new learning you have from our reading from this week and last week? Share with us at least three or four sentences of your wonders and new learning. 
Please read each other's comments and try not to repeat posts. Be sure to write in complete sentences with the correct capitalization and punctuation.




19 comments:

  1. I love learning about the pioneers. Something I learned was they walked and did not sit in the wagon unless they were old, a baby or hurt. They woke up around 4:00 am and left around 7:00 am. We got to choose pioneer names. My name is Simone Montgomery.

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  2. I realy enjoyed learning about pioneers they are so fun to learn about. I learned that they had to crossed rivers and streams. Some would die trying to cross them. We got to pick name is Annabelle Miller. I am still wondering why some pepole chose to go but I think I know.

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  3. I wonder why the pioneers didn't swim across shallow water. I love the pioneer study. We are learning about the Louisiana purchase and how a wagon train was organized.πŸ‘¨πŸ»‍🌾

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  4. My new learning is that the pioneers traveled 2,000 miles to get to Oregon country. Some gave up special belongings and family all for a better life. Some people died of either disease, snake bite, or accidental gun shot. I still wonder what children would do if they had spare time?

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  5. I wonder why the pioneers won't go around the rivers. I learned that there were no roads. I learned that the pioneers traveled for 2,000 mile. I also learned that they traveled for six moths. I like studying the pioneers.πŸŒ…

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  6. Were there pioneers that were rich. Lots of people died on the trail. When people wrote letters it wood take two years till it wood make it to the person. If there was a new president they wood no two days after the election. When it rainsed the wood either go under the wagon or in it. They could not bring very many stuf or the wagon could tip over. They mostly brought a barrel or water, food and cooking supplies. Some people went for free land and adventure. Learning about pioneers has been really fun. We got to choose pioneer names. Mine is Felicity Cooper.πŸ˜ƒ

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  7. I love learning about the pioneers. When pioneers eat buffalo they have to wait a couple months to eat more buffalo and I learned an interesting fact today that it was that the two best parts of the buffalo are the ribs and the tongue. When the pioneers were sleeping, they would be in or under the wagon. And if the ground was wet they would use a blanket. My pioneer name is Pearl Taylor. On the side of the wagon there is a butter churnπŸ‚

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  8. I like learning about the pioneers. I learned that they walked most of the time. They didn't ride in the wagons because it was to bumpy. The right time to leave was when the grass was four inches tall and green. They used mules, horses,🐎 and oxen to pull the wagons. OxenπŸ‚ were the best animals to pull the wagons because they could work for long periods of time and they didn't get tired. I wonder how many oxen were in the wagon train.

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  9. I learned that the settlers had to be very careful not to get water in the oxen's ears because they would freak out. I wonder why they wouldn't just put cotton or something in their ears. I wonder how they made the wagons float. I like learning about the pioneers. My pioneer name is Elliot Cox.

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  10. Some wonders I had about the Oregon trail were, what day is the big feast? Did anyone ever die from rain storms? And one more was, what types of guns they all used? Some of my new learning was, the kids had to help out with chores, not like our chores in modern day times but they fully helped out. Some of my other new learning is that the Oregon trail doesn't just go to Oregon it goes to California too. Also, that people had to sell their houses and sell lots of things to go to the Oregon trip. Some of the things that people wanted to go to Oregon were they wanted cheap fertile land to grow crops, some people wanted adventure and some people wanted to get rich. And my pioneer name is Opal Stewart.

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  11. I have liked learning about pioneers so far, it's interesting how they had to go old fashioned on their trip. We usually have to go in a car and have to use technology for this such as the G.p.s. They made everything out of scratch and we use glue and other crafting supplies when they don't have much things sense they sold almost everything they had. I learned that they were immigrants looking for free land. People went for adventure, cheap fertile land to grow food. I still have a lot to learn but what I do know is that they traveled over 2,000 miles just to get to Oregon on foot. They went from Independence Missouri, to makes a few stops all the way to Independence rock, half way there crossed a few rivers all the way to Oregon. I like this so far, hope to learn more tomorrow!

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  12. I like pioneers so far. I have learned that when they cross the river they can lose their animals and some family members. they walked more than the sat in the wagon because it was vary bumpy. the oregon trail was 2,000 miles. some people died just miles from the end.

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  13. I like pioneers it is really fun. I learned that the Oregon trail is two thousand miles long and it takes half a year to complete. And I learned that most people died from a disease called cholera. I want to know how many people traveled on the Oregon trail. My name for the study is Russell Wilson.

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  14. One of my questions is how many people in total went on the Oregon trail? Another one of my questions is how many people could the wagon hold in total? One last question is did the children go to school a few days after they came to Oregon country? Some of my new learning was many adults, children and animals died while crossing the river. I also learned that they had to cross over mountains that where very bumpy. Another fact that I learned was that they walked most of the way to Oregon. Another fact is that when the animals feet hurt they would put moccasins on their feet so they could keep on going. My name is Hazel Clements for pioneers. I can't wait to do more studies on them.

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  15. I like pioneers studies a lot. I think it is cool that we can have fun and learn something new at the same time. I learned that they had to walk the whole way because riding in the wagon was way to bumpy. I also learned that children had to do chores that are nowadays expected from adults and that children were not supposed to get lost. We got to pick pioneer names my pioneer name is BRUCE ROCKWELL.
















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  16. I love how the teachers picked pioneers for 1 of our study's. I learned a lot already but here are a few facts that were very interesting. The first way to make butter was to hang it on the hoops of the wagon. Did you know that children had to do more adult like things! I couldn't emagine to do that much chores. River crossing, Rattle snake bites, sicknesses, and accidental gunshots were the common way to die. My name for pioneers is Willa Jones.

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