Learning About the Oregon Trail

Wagons at sunrise

Breaking up Camp at Sunrise by Alfred Jacob Miller (Wikimedia.org)

All fourth graders in the state of Oregon study about the Oregon Trail as part of their Social Studies curriculum. Anna’s only in the second grade, but she’s getting a head start thanks to her mixed-level Girl Scout Troop. Since half of her troop mates are Juniors (4th and 5th grade) and are learning the material at school, the whole troop is working together to earn their respective Junior and Brownie badges.

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