Supplies for Westward Journey

Today we learned about what supplies pioneers needed for their journey west. I created a green screen video for the students as a hook. Groups were challenged to watch the video, use the supply list I provided and spend up to $1,000 in supplies for their five month journey. Students had to think critically and synthesize information from various sources in order to prioritize what they should purchase. They also were only allowed a 2,000 pound limit due to constraints of the covered wagon.

As a culminating activity, students are going to have to blog about what they learned from their research.
They listed the items that they purchased and write a paragraph or two explaining what they learned, what surprised them, and anything else that you can think of that might be of value to write about. They also must include a picture, video, or drawing that supports your answer.

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