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Here is my video of my game that I researched about. The pioneers played this game to pass time.
Today we stayed at Alcove Springs. It was so much better then the other places we've stayed. After all of our chores, we played. I wished it would never end. We swam in the fresh water spring, and played all sorts of fun games. My favorite was Jumping Monkey, because of the neat flips and moves that the monkey did. Every time I competed with one of my friends, my monkey went the highest, so I won! Sometimes we would watch people that were brave enough to climb the very tall trees. I was too nervous to try it. Not only did we have a very fun time playing all of the games, we also had a delicious picnic lunch. We had all sorts of food, vegetables, fruits, a rabbit stew, and even an Apple Cobbler for dessert. My favorite was the cobbler, but none of it was bad. I wish we had feasts like this every day. Even though we had plenty of fun, the chores were still needed to be done. I thought that maybe the chores would be a little bit better and more fun, and I was right. With the cheerful mood of everyone else, and the sound of the spring and the birds chirping- it actually felt like we were playing. When me and some of my friends were washing clothes, we started a water fight! It was fun, and we got the job done too. Some other chores were picking berries and vegetables for the trail later on, making a fire and then cleaning it out at night, and plenty of other, what were once considered boring, fun chores. I also realized how much faster and more energized the animals were after being rested. The horses ran super fast when we raced them, and the oxen seemed to pay more attention to our demands when we wanted them to move. I wish we could stay at Alcove Springs forever!
I was super surprised about what the percentages were for the water on Earth. My guesses were way off because I though that there would be more fresh water then salt water. It is kind of hard to believe that there is so much water in the world, yet more then 3/4 of it isn't drinkable. It is also sad, because of how many people need water. I thought that since the world is a lot of water, it was a little bit exaggerated on how many people don't have water. Now, I realize how true it is, and I feel awful about it.
I had so much fun skyping with the Yellowstone National Park rangers. They taught me so many things about the Oregon Trail and other nature related things. I also learned about some different things we should look out for on the Oregon Trail. I am very thankful for the help that we got and I definitely think that we will use it well. Yellowstone park looked very beautiful when I looked at the pictures, and I hope that I get to go there someday.
Illinois Bodies of Water
USA Bodies of Water
Today we are planning on what we should bring on our trip to the Oregon Trail. We also decided that we would be bringing Prairie Schooner Wagons. I learned about many tools that I have never heard of before like kingbolts, whetstones, and many other strange-named items. I also learned very much about the different wagon choices we had to bring. I wanted to bring the Prairie Schooner the whole time I was researching the different wagons, so I learned the most about that. I learned that it is a wagon from the 19th century, that it was the preferred wagon for the trips to the Oregon Trail, and that it was lighter then other wagons and, sadly, smaller. Although I am excited for the Oregon Trail, I definitely have some worries. Some worries I have are that the wagon will be too small and that we wont' be able to fit all of the necessary items that we need in the wagons. That makes me wonder if we might have to get rid of the personal items we brought and other important things that might make it harder to get to Oregon. I'm also worried about the people on the way to the Oregon Trail. I am worried that on the wagons, people will be complaining and getting upset. That might make it harder for everyone else to get along, which might also make it harder to get to Oregon. I plan to purchase many of the items on the list that we made and other things as well. Some other things I might bring are my own food, because I want to make sure that we will have enough food to last the whole trip. I might bring vegetables that won't rot, and packaged food like rice. Even though I have brought it, I will share with everyone else. Most of the food we brought was vegetables and meats, although we will purchase fruits, coffee, and beans. Some other things we plan on purchasing or bringing are weapons to catch food, cooking utensils like pots and pans, one personal item(I am bringing my Kindle Fire), and some extra materials that might help like tools, cloth, spyglasses, bandages, needles, scissors, and many other things.
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