Wagons Ho

Learn why and how so many 19th Century Americans went west on the Oregon, California and Santa Fe Trail.

Recommended Age/Grade LevelPanning for Gold

Recommended for Grades 3-8

Curriculum Concepts

This program is designed to meet curriculum standards for both Kansas and Missouri schools including economics, geography, social studies and history standards.  View a complete list of Kansas and Missouri standards for this program.

Hands-On Activities

This program is typically split into four different educational activities with students rotating between the stations.  Activities can include but are not limited to:

  • Pan for "gold"
  • Crack a bullwhip
  • Pack a conestoga wagon
  • Cook over an open fire
  • Grind coffee
  • Stagecoach ride

"Outstanding!  The 3rd graders loved this program!" - Third grade teacher