Read the following essay on the famous “Oregon Trail”:
This visit this site, and read some of the documents left by individuals who traveled west along the “Oregon Trail” in the 19th century:
Then post a response of at least 300 of your own words to this material on the forum. What was the “Oregon Trail”? What particularly struck you about the experiences of the settlers who traveled on it? Refer to at least two of the specific settlers whose letters or diaries you read, and compare and contrast their experiences. In what ways were they similar, or different? Be specific in your analysis.
After posting, read some of your classmates’ posts and respond to at least two of them. Make sure that these response posts discuss the substance of your classmates’ posts and advance the discussion.