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The Mormon Trail

as part of Westward Expansion from Eureka!

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1840s - 1840s - Mormon Trail


  1. Research the Mormon Trail taking notes while using a URL site, an encyclopedia and a picture book.
  2. As a character along the Mormon Trail, use the notes to create an illustrated journal containing 6 - 7 entries which reveal important incidents and discoveries.
  3. Organize a focused narrative which:
    • includes background information about how and why the Mormon Trail came about
    • contains information of what happened along the Mormon Trail
    • uses supporting details to explain how the use of the Mormon Trail affected the growth history of the United States!
  4. Create an artifact packet (use a gallon plastic bag) which includes primary source documents, miniature props, and a descriptive index of the contents related to the Mormon Trail.

Online resources:
  1. History of the Mormon Trail and Mormon Pioneer Trail
  1. Cobblestone. May, 1997. The Mormon Trail

As of December 4, 2003, you are visitor to share the Mormon Trail.

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