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In this lesson, students will learn about the early pioneers in America and their motivations for moving West.

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      America,West,pioneers,migration,Oregon Trail,history

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      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.4: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.K.1: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.K.2: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      With prompting and support, identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.1: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.2: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.1: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.2: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Identify the main topic of a multiparagraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.3: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.1: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.2: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.3: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.1: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.2: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.6: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Distinguish between information provided by pictures or other illustrations and information provided by the words in a text.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.5: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Know and use various text features (e.g., captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.K.8: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      With prompting and support, identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.7: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Use the illustrations and details in a text to describe its key ideas.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.8: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.8: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Describe how reasons support specific points the author makes in a text.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.7: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.10: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      With prompting and support, read informational texts appropriately complex for grade 1.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.10: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 2—3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.10: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 2—3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.10: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 4—5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.4: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Read emergent-reader texts with purpose and understanding.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.4a: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Read on-level text with purpose and understanding.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.2.4a: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Read on-level text with purpose and understanding.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.3.4a: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Read on-level text with purpose and understanding.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.4.4a: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Read on-level text with purpose and understanding.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.K.8: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1.8: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.7: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Conduct short research projects that build knowledge about a topic.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.7: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.8: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; take notes and categorize information, and provide a list of sources.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.K.1a: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others and taking turns speaking about the topics and texts under discussion).

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.K.1b: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Continue a conversation through multiple exchanges.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.1.1a: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion).

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.1.1b: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Build on others' talk in conversations by responding to the comments of others through multiple exchanges.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.1.2: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.2.1a: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., gaining the floor in respectful ways, listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion).

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.2.1b: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Build on others' talk in conversations by linking their comments to the remarks of others.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.2.1c: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Ask for clarification and further explanation as needed about the topics and texts under discussion.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.2.2: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Recount or describe key ideas or details from a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.3.1a: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation and other information known about the topic to explore ideas under discussion.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.3.1b: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., gaining the floor in respectful ways, listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion).

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.3.1c: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Ask questions to check understanding of information presented, stay on topic, and link their comments to the remarks of others.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.3.1d: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Explain their own ideas and understanding in light of the discussion.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.3.2: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Determine the main ideas and supporting details of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.4.1a: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation and other information known about the topic to explore ideas under discussion.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.4.1b: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions and carry out assigned roles.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.4.1c: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Pose and respond to specific questions to clarify or follow up on information, and make comments that contribute to the discussion and link to the remarks of others.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.4.6: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Differentiate between contexts that call for formal English (e.g., presenting ideas) and situations where informal discourse is appropriate (e.g., small-group discussion); use formal English when appropriate to task and situation.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.3c: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Differentiate between contexts that call for formal English (e.g., presenting ideas) and situations where informal discourse is appropriate (e.g., small-group discussion).

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.K.5c: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., note places at school that are colorful).

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.K.6: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.1.5c: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., note places at home that are cozy).

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.2.5a: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., describe foods that are spicy or juicy).

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.5b: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., describe people who are friendly or helpful).

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.6: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate conversational, general academic, and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal spatial and temporal relationships (e.g., After dinner that night we went looking for them).

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.6: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal precise actions, emotions, or states of being (e.g., quizzed, whined, stammered) and that are basic to a particular topic (e.g., wildlife, conservation, and endangered when discussing animal preservation).
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