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Grade 5 - Unit 5
New Frontiers - Going West


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If You Traveled West In A Covered Wagon...
Submitted by:
Ron Howard
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I assigned sections of If You Traveled West In a Covered Wagon and had groups of students read them and prepare an oral presentation ...either a speech, a commercial, a skit, a song, etc.

This form has directions as well as a rubric and a section for students to take notes on other groups' presentations.

Be sure to model and scaffold how to make an effective presentation.


Travel the Oregon Trail by Brian Crosby


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