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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

National Historic Oregon
Trail Interpretive Center

Teacher Resources - Teacher's Packets

Downloadable Worksheets

Education Resource Guides

Two Education Resource Guides are available for download to help with classroom study or group field trips to the Interpretive Center.

Oregon Trail Education Resource Guide
Oregon Trail Education Resource Guide (PDF)

To download the Oregon Trail Education Resource Guide, click here (PDF).

The Oregon Trail Education Resource Guide was developed by BLM staff, Trail Tender Volunteers, and Eastern Oregon University. The 158-page Resource Guide is designed for use by teachers and other educators who are teaching Oregon Trail history. Some activities are designed for the classroom while others are specific to the Interpretive Center and would necessitate a field trip to the site. The guide is designed for use by fourth grade teachers who traditionally teach Oregon history, but many activities can be adapted to younger or older students. Copies are available at no charge to educators. Copies may be downloaded, or a hard copy can be mailed upon request. Teachers may make copies of any portion of the guide for classroom use.

Explorers of the Pacific Northwest Education Resource Guide
Explorers of the Pacific Northwest Education Resource Guide (PDF)

To download the Explorers of the Pacific Northwest Education Resource Guide, click here (PDF).

A 148-page education resource guide on the topic of explorers who blazed the trails to the Pacific Northwest. Includes background history, classroom discussion activities, site-visit activities, worksheets, coloring sheets and references. Developed by BLM staff, Trail Tender volunteers, and Eastern Oregon University. Hard-copy and CD version are available. The Guide can downloaded using the link below.

Please note: Free copies of the video "Towards a Distant Land" are no longer available with the Education Resource Packet. If you would like to purchase a copy of this video, or other Oregon Trail related videos, please contact the Oregon Trail Shop at 541-523-1844.