(1840s) A Map Changed by Destiny: Fort Scott and Westward Expansion
In this program, students become locations on a living map and also become soldiers, traders, settlers, etc. who interacted with that map. On this map, students play the role of soldiers and Indians along the frontier, traders on the Santa Fe Trail, setters on the Oregon Trail, and a Mexican lancer in the Mexican-American War.
This program can be given as part of a Sweep Through History or can be given separalely at other times of year, if staffing permits. Program lasts thirty minutes.
- Mexican War, Military and Wartime History, Westward Expansion
- National/State Standards:
- Kansas SS Standards 1, 3, 4, 5
Missouri SS Standards 2, 6
- U.S. Dragoons, Santa Fe Trail, oregon trail, Mexican-American War, Permanent Indian Frontier
- Field Trips