You're about to begin a great adventure, traveling the Oregon Trail across the rugged landscape of North America. In partnership with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Minecraft Education brings you The Oregon Trail Experience. Begin your journey and engage with learning activities along the way by downloading the world below.
The Minecraft Education team created the complete storyline of The Oregon Trail from Missouri to the Pacific Coast. Download the world and jump in with your students to experience the Westward journey reimagined in the open world of Minecraft.
Use these Oregon Trail learning activities across your curriculum, and your students can launch them while immersed in the Minecraft world.
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Warn others on the path!
Cross, Float, or Hire
How do you float?
Supply and Demand
How do monopolies work?
Run, pony, Run!
How we communicated then and now
How fast can you go?
Could you walk a thousand miles?
Map the Journey
Where have you been? Where are you going?
Take it or leave it?
What supplies will you bring along?
Which Month Will You Leave?
Which part of the year will you begin?
Make Your Mark
How pioneers made their mark
How do Soda Springs work?
The history of Sam Barlow's contributions.
Build a Fort
Understand the function of a fort.
An Artist’s Perspective
Music and the Oregon Trail
Throughout the journey along The Oregon Trail, students will need to solve activities across STEM, Humanities, and even Fine Arts. Think through the ratios of supplies needed, strategize on crossing rivers, and learn how the postal service relied on military outposts before the days of email. See more of the 500+ lessons Minecraft: Education Edition has to offer.
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