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Oregon Trail Sim

Ages 7-12
Published by Rick Meyer  •  Posted 1046 days ago
This map is a throwback to the old Oregon Trail DOS game. Students start at a jumping off place and buy supplies. They then go out on the Oregon Trail and find landmarks, a fort, cross the continental divide, and finally navigate the Dalles.
Social Studies > History - Oregon Trail and Westward Movement
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Created by: Rick Meyer
World version: 1.0
Supported MinecraftEdu Versions: 1.7.10
World Type: Adventure, Exploration, Mission Based
Tags: Oregon Trail, Pioneers, Pioneer life, Adventure mode

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This lesson goes with an Oregon Trail unit.  Students begin in a jumping off place.  The teacher needs to manually give 50 wooden coins, or another amount set by the teacher.  The students then find a banker to exchange ofr iron and gold coins to then purchase supplies for the journey.  Students can take off when ever they feel they are ready for the trail.  On the trail, they will see Chimney Rock, Fort Laramie, cross the Continental Divide at the South Pass, then navigate the Dalles with boats.  Once they get to the end, I add up the points they earned based off the supplies they still have left.  Here is a link to the actual lesson plan I use and scoring system.  Objectives Scoring System  This lesson also goes with a spreadsheet lesson that blends actual items pioneers would have traveled with, with items that are craftable in Minecraft.  I have videos that I use for directions attached to this lesson.  Here is are links to Nearpod lessons that I use to pre-teach or review the Oregon Trail with the students.  Oregon Trail  Oregon Trail Virtual Tour



Rick, This sounds pretty awesome and I would love to try it out with my students, however there is no file/download available.

CoachHam, the file is too big to manually upload and for whatever reason the dropbox link is not showing up, so I put it in the other links with the youtube instructional videos.

Hey! I've tweaked the maximum file size for worlds to 100MB. You can now upload the world directly here.

Very cool! Thank you!

Has anyone be able to download this world? I keep getting an error message that it cannot unzip the file.

I can't use the download library and would really like to try this map. I did download this manually and all it gives me is a blank map