Math & Economics
Reading and Writing
Discerning what to take and leave behind is an important skills for students to gain.
September 17, 2017
Students will explore the options and decisions that travelers had to debate over what to bring on their journey. Working from a list of items, with details about each item’s purpose and weight, students will work in groups to debate what to bring with them and what to leave behind.
Game version (written for players)
You’ve got a long way to go, possibly five months with no grocery stores or pharmacies along the way. What do you need for such a long journey? Your wagon can only hold 2,000 pounds of supplies. With a group, read about the possible items that you could bring on this trek. Which ones do you decide to take and what do you leave behind?