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Wagons West

from Roper Mountain

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Come with us on a journey to the Oregon Territory! Start by purchasing items you will need on your journey at the local general store. The students will decide which items are most important to them before we set out on our trip and then, as we proceed west across the continent, find out if they made wise choices. Using maps, a slide show and video clips, we will look at several landmarks along the way and calculate how far we have traveled. The students will find out what it was really like to travel across the Great Plains, rivers, and mountains to finally arrive in Oregon.

* Please note this program is only able to be booked when students are in their classrooms. At this time, this program is not available as a virtual offering for students schooling at home. 


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About This Program


Point to Point: $100.00

The following fee structure is used:
Greenville County - FREE
South Carolina - $50 per session; buy four, get the fifth FREE (All five programs must be booked at the same time to qualify)
Out-of-State - $100 per session; buy four, get the fifth FREE (All five programs must be booked at the same time to qualify)

Invoices are sent by email, and payment is due within 30 days of your session.


55 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History, Mathematics

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, Blue Jeans, etc...)

Booking Information

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Receive this program and 9 more for one low price when you purchase the CILC Virtual Expeditions package. Learn more

For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

We will not charge for programs canceled due to nature i.e. snow days. The full fee will be charged to sites which cancel with less than 48 hours notice unless the program is rescheduled immediately.

About This Provider

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Roper Mountain

Greenville, SC
United States

Our Mission is to educate and inspire learners of all ages to explore and investigate the world of science and technology. Our philosophy is that learning should be enjoyable as well as challenging.
We strive to ensure your learning experiences with Roper Mountain Science Center are interdisciplinary--incorporating, science, technology, mathematics, social studies, and language arts.

Jasmine Poor

Program Details


1)The program begins with a live auction in which all 'families' chose which items to purchase for their journey based on their budget.
2)We will begin the journey in Independence MO.
3)The students will trace the path of the journey west on their own maps and mark several important landmarks along the way.
4)The students will calculate the miles traveled at each landmark.
5) Students will learn about the jobs children had in wagon trains.
6)There will be some time for questions and answers.


The participants will make decisions about what supplies would be necessary for a trip across the continent with a limited amount of money.
The students will make decisions about supplies by using teamwork and cooperation.
The students will map out the Oregon Trail on their individual maps.
The students will learn about the role of children their own age on the trail.
The students will calculate the actual mileage traveled on the trail by the settlers.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

NSS-USHK-4.3: Understands the causes and nature of movements of large groups of people into and within the US now and long ago.
Also mapping and ability to add a series of three digit numbers as well as teamwork, communication, ability to keep track of money and ability to live with the decisions your "family" makes.

State Standards

Social Studies Standard (4-5.2): Explain the motives for the exploration in the West and the push for westward expansion, including the concept of manifest destiny, economic opportunities in trade, and the availability of rich land.