American Pioneers and the Wagons West Video

Video title: Wagons West

Watch this American Pioneering History video entitled Wagons West to study some of the landmarks that guided travellers west and the influence of the railroads on western expansion and on the trail drivers.

Learn about the development of the overland trails and the westward expansion to the fertile valleys of Oregon and California. Identify some of the landmarks that guided travelers west, such as Signature Rock and Chimney Rock.

 

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American Pioneers and the Wagons West Video. Learning Objectives for this video:

  • Wagon Trains West. Learn about Wagons West. Examine the development of the overland trails and learn what it was like to travel through the untamed American West. Learn why the Great Plains presented a barrier to westward expansion.
  • Discover the reasons many Americans set out on westward trails during the early nineteenth century.
  • Explore how the pioneers and U.S. government protected westward travellers and locate and identify the trails used by the pioneers.
  • Discover the experiences of a covered wagon pioneer.
  • Identify some of the landmarks that guided travelers west.
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