Students experience life on the trail

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Students experience life on the trail

Academy studies western settlement of late 1800s
From bottom, Sadie Hanson, Ethan Cook, Amiah Hanson and Caden Elliott say hi to one of the draft horses used to pull a wagon during the Oregon Trail unit at Silver Spruce Academy.
From left, Scott Taylor, Caden Elliott and Kaden Valdez demonstrate how a handcart would have been pulled on the journey west.
Dan Harris, in wagon, drives his team as son Allen Harris leads on his mount.
At the back of the handcart, Mason, Ethan and Carson Palmer push as Ethan Spady and Ethan Cook lead the way. The academy students learned that families that couldn't afford a wagon and team of horses used a handcart to walk west on the trail.
Silver Spruce Academy students at the start of their trip west on the Oregon Trail.

Students experience life on the trail

From bottom, Sadie Hanson, Ethan Cook, Amiah Hanson and Caden Elliott say hi to one of the draft horses used to pull a wagon during the Oregon Trail unit at Silver Spruce Academy.
From left, Scott Taylor, Caden Elliott and Kaden Valdez demonstrate how a handcart would have been pulled on the journey west.
Dan Harris, in wagon, drives his team as son Allen Harris leads on his mount.
At the back of the handcart, Mason, Ethan and Carson Palmer push as Ethan Spady and Ethan Cook lead the way. The academy students learned that families that couldn't afford a wagon and team of horses used a handcart to walk west on the trail.
Silver Spruce Academy students at the start of their trip west on the Oregon Trail.
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