This classic story is a favorite for many reasons. Facing unspeakable dangers and hardships, the Todds set out, as many families did in the mid 1800’s, for a chance at a new life in the Oregon Territory. Leaving behind everything that didn’t fit in the wagon, they join others in Independence, Missouri and make the long journey to the west coast. Along the way, a new family forms between the people in the wagon train who travel and work together with the dreams they hope will come true on the other side of America’s newest frontier.
Use the attached mini unit individually or in partners. You can also use any of the questions as a springboard for larger projects.