It’s a wonderful coincidence, since my U.S. History class with English Language Learners is studying westward expansion right now. The game offers good language-learning opportunities as well as historical information.
In the past, I’ve had students try-out a poor substitute for the class game. It’s called Westward Trail.
But now they get to play the original!
I’m adding the Oregon Trail game link to both The Best Places To Read & Write “Choose Your Own Adventure” Stories and to our U.S. History class blog post on Westward Expansion.