Virtual Field Trip: Pioneers & The Growth of the United States
⭐️Let’s all take a field trip! In this Virtual Field Trip, students will learn about the pioneers who shaped the United States. Students will learn about the pioneers throughout history, the growth of the United States, their inspiration and struggle, the Oregon trail, the California gold rush, and more!
⭐️This virtual field trip in Google Slides & Seesaw contains video links, images, reading passages, exercises, writing activities, and more.
⭐️This resource integrates a variety of social studies and reading skills. Students also complete reading and writing assignments along with watching videos and completing thought-provoking exercises. Incorporates key reading comprehension, writing, multimedia, interdisciplinary studies, and other skills.
*Please note: This resource includes links to YouTube videos, so ensure you and your students have access to YouTube before purchasing. Although great care has been taken to ensure all content is appropriate for the stated grade levels, each classroom is unique and it is recommended that teachers review all content prior to use. I recommend embedding the videos to avoid ads and other content that may be inappropriate. Instructions for embedding the videos are included and it should only take a few minutes. Also, keep in mind that any links to third-party content may be changed or removed by the content owner. All links are reviewed regularly; however, if you find a broken link, please let me know so I can update the resource accordingly.
✏️Google Slides & Seesaw Formats – These interactive formats are perfect for classroom and distance learning. Slides are interactive and can be used as a fun and engaging exercise within the classroom or remotely.
✏️Engaging Interactive Slides & Virtual Video Read Alouds – Interactive slides & virtual video read aloud take students inside the action.
✏️Reading Comprehension – Integrates key reading comprehension skills, multimedia, multiple sources, and more.
✏️Writing & Social Studies – This virtual field trip helps students understand more about the world around them and uses writing prompts to explore their reactions and ideas.
- What Is a Pioneer?
- Pioneers Throughout History
- Growth of the United States
- The Oregon Trail
- Pioneer Life on the Oregon Trail
- The Wagon
- Inspiration and Struggle
- Remembering the Oregon Trail
- The California Gold Rush
- Building California
- Gold Hunting
- Pioneers of the Gilded Age
- The Transcontinental Railroad
- Effects of the Transcontinental Railroad
- The Wright Brothers
- Henry Ford
- Henry Ford: A Pioneer
- More to Explore!
Answer Key Included
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4th to 8th Grade: Independent for on-level students.
This virtual field trip takes approximately 1 hour to complete. The time it takes to complete can vary based on your students. It can be completed in one session or broken up into multiple sessions.