Our Google Doc
Our Solvr Page
|What's going on in Mr. Solarz' Class?||
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.