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Oregon Trail 4th Edition - LEARN HISTORYProduct Information
A thrilling trailblazing adventure on the trail to Oregon
that builds real-life problem solving and survival skills!
Build Problem-Solving & Decision-Making Skills!
decision-making and problem-solving skills as the leader of a wagon
party. Choose your team and supplies read maps plan your route and
guide your team through the unknown wilderness. Tough choices lie
ahead but with the help of your wagon party and people you meet
along the way you’ll conquer this challenging journey and arrive in
a new land.
Develop Team Building Skills!
Organize Your Wagon Party - You'll need to build a team with the skills you
think are important for survival on the rugged trail to Oregon. Should you pick
a team with money or strong survival skills? Manage Your Supplies With a limited
budget for food and supplies how should you spend your money? Should you buy an
extra wagon wheel or hope the wheels don’t break? The decision is yours!
Learn How to Read Maps!
Blaze Your Trail Consult guidebooks read maps and study the landscape to
choose the best route. But don't forget about invaluable advice from fellow
travelers and your gut instinct. Learn History Firsthand. Read authentic
journals maps and newspapers from the 1840's. Talk to the people you meet along
the way—their advice may help you make lifesaving decisions! Live the
Learn How to Handle a Budget!
Manage Your Supplies. With a limited budget for food and supplies how should
you spend your money? Should you buy an extra wagon wheel or hope the wheels
don't break? The decision is yours!
Learn History & Geography!
Learn History Firsthand. Read authentic journals maps and newspapers from the
1840's. Talk to the people you meet along the way-their advice may help you make
360° Panoramic Views & Full-Motion Video!
Live the Adventure. Can you survive the dangers of the long journey-raging
rivers buffalo stampedes sickness and gunshot wounds? Your adventure comes to
life with 3D travel 360° panoramic views and full-motion video.
Experience the adventure of The Oregon Trail and stake your claim in the Old
West. Survival hinges on the many crucial decision you'll make. With a different
outcome each time you play there's no end to the fun to be had. But time's a
wasting. Hit the trail.
#1 with kids 8-12* The Oregon Trail series challenges children
to build real-life skills:
- Problem solving
- Decision making
- Critical thinking
- Managing a budget
- Following directions
- Handling emergencies
- Map reading
- Social studies
The Real Oregon Trail
The year is 1848...
Perhaps you are a farmer from New England or a teacher from Alabama or a
freed slave from Virginia. No matter what your background you are consumed with
the prospect of an incredible opportunity: the chance to move West and start a
You've heard stories about people who have already traveled the Oregon Trail.
Young and old rich and poor individuals and families - people from all walks
of life - have been embarking upon this great journey. The reason? Free fertile
farmland for anyone brave enough to make the trip. And now you want to make the
It had all started about 50 years before. Over the first half of the
nineteenth century the United States acquired most of the land west of the
Mississippi River from France Great Britain and other countries. At first
only a few hardy fur trappers and "mountain men" went West. But then
in 1836 a small group of missionaries traveled all the way to present-day
Oregon proving that the trip could be made by entire families. In 1842 a man
named John Fremont made a map of the Oregon Trail and emigrants began
traveling the route in large numbers. Over the next six years about 15000
people headed West. In 1849 gold was discovered in California and 30000
fortune hunters took to the trail. By the early 1860s when the migration died
down more than 300000 people had moved West on the Oregon Trail.
Even in the later years when forts and general stores had been established
the trip was exhausting and dangerous. The rough trail made riding in a wagon so
bumpy that most people walked the entire 2000 miles. There were raging rivers
to cross and buffalo stampedes to avoid. The weather could be unbearably hot or
brutally cold. Life-threatening diseases like cholera or influenza could strike
at any time.
The keys to overcoming the challenges of the trail were good planning and
decision-making: Who should you travel with? What supplies should you bring
along? Which way should you go when you reach a fork in the trail?
The world will probably never again see such a massive voluntary migration.
But for more than 25 years now kids of all ages have used a marvelous computer
program called The Oregon Trail to experience the adventures and dangers of this
exciting period of American history. We hope you'll agree that this new edition
is the best Oregon Trail ever. Happy trails to you!
Windows 95,98, Me, XP, Vista, Windows 7 (32-bit)
- 166 MHz or faster
- 50MB hard disk space
- DVD-ROM drive
- 3D graphics accelerator card recommended
- Installation of QuickTime 5.0
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