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Background For Teachers:
Intended Learning Outcomes:
Start off with asking the students if any of them have ever seen or been on a pioneer trail. Most of them say no. Then you can explain that they probably have at one time because the trails became the roads that we still use today.
Give the students the maps of the three trails and have them discuss in their groups if they think the roads would have followed the trail exactly. Then talk as a class to decide what factors could have made the roads take a different course.
Give the students the copies of the road maps and have them compare the two paths, and check their predictions of where the roads would differ from the trails. If their predictions were erroneous then discuss why things didn't change.
Now ask the students if any of them have ever been on a pioneer trail. This should lead to a discussion of other surviving influences of the pioneers.
Students may also be asked to choose one of the trails and do research about a city that is along the original trail. From the research they should be able to determine some influences of the pioneers on that area.
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