The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail
Posted on 05/22/2018
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The IES 4th graders traveled around the town of Independence, as part of the traditional "Oregon Trail" walk. Students worked in teams to construct and prepare their wagons and supplies to bravely re-enact the simulated journey. Some braved (fake) broken limbs, snake bites and even tornadoes as they traveled like true IES "Pioneers." Teamwork was essential to their survival and there were many creative solutions that helped everyone cross the finish line. The weary travelers celebrated the end of the trail, back home, at IES. This journey is part of a wonderful spring-time tradition for our IES community.