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The Oregon Trail. This web site is brought to you by teachers Michael Trinklein and Steven Boettcher, creators of The Oregon Trail, the award-winning documentary film which aired nationally on PBS.

The Oregon Trail

During the three years we spent researching the film, we found lots of great material we thought would be great for teachers and home schoolers--so we built this this site to make it all available. Enjoy the adventure! Copyright c. 2012 by Boettcher+Trinklein Inc. EyeWitness To The Old West. "Remember the Alamo!

EyeWitness To The Old West

," 1836 "At last they were all destroyed by grape, musket shot and the bayonet. " A former Catholic mission is the site of a fight to the last man in the Texas War of Independence. Buffalo Hunt, 1846 In the days when the buffalo thronged the Plains. The Tragic Fate of the Donner Party, 1847 "Snowed hard until twelve o'clock last night; many uneasy for fear we shall all perish with hunger. " Six Sets of Gold Rush Lesson Plans. Personally, I don't care for it, but I've heard a lot of students talk about Discovery's television show Gold Rush Alaska.

Six Sets of Gold Rush Lesson Plans

That gave me the idea for this list of lesson plans for teaching about the original gold rushes in North America. The National Parks Service offers fifteen lesson plans about the Klondike Gold Rush.