Day 1

O Pioneers Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Mapping Migration

    Kind of Activity:

    Technology

    Objective:

    To use technology to visualize the background of the main characters

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.1, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.7, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.5, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.6

    Structure:

    Many students will have grown up playing Oregon Trail. This activity is a way to map the migration of the Bergsons, and, potentially, to draw parallels between the Bergsons' story and their own.

    Students should use Google Maps to visualize the Bergsons' migration. First, they should list all the places Cather mentions in the book, and identify what importance each has to the Bergson family. Then,...

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