Explore the West! Live the Adventure! Survive the Trail!
Westward, Ho! Are you ready to travel the Oregon Trail? It‘s going to take insight and careful planning to choose the right traveling companions, gear, and supplies. Even then, there are countless unpredictable hazards, like swollen rivers, poisonous creatures, and deadly diseases. You‘ll have to strategize and make quick decisions. And they‘ll have to be right.
Create Your Journey:
Decide your occupation, who you‘ll take with you, and where you‘re headed!
Learn From the Pioneers:
Talk with pioneers—Irish, African Americans, Native Americans, and other settlers. Share their dreams, fears, and adventures.
Blaze a Trail:
Discover Jed’s Tales:
Through riveting mini-movies, you‘ll befriend Captain Jed Freedman, an experienced fur trader who is trail-wise and a great story-teller!
Ford raging rivers. Hunt, fish, and forage for food. Be a part of the taming of the wild West. From the banks of the great Mississippi to the sweeping Williamette Valley, you‘ll carve your own trail through an historic adventure.
With The Oregon Trail: 5th Edition, you can almost smell the dust from the wagon train. Build problem solving skills as you guide your wagon party through the wilderness. Develop solutions to help your friends and family survive the dangers of the long journey, including raging rivers, buffalo stampedes, sickness, and starvation. Discover a learning adventure about real people with real dreams, facing and overcoming real challenges.
From the Smart Kids Software Editor:
From the moment Smart Kids Software begane offering childrens educational software at its storefront in Houston, Texas, in 1992, there was a version of the "Oregon Trail". Even today, "Oregon Trail 5" is among our top sellling educational software titles. This great simulation of the 1840's journey so many Americans made to California. Even though the game is simple, the harshness and difficulty of the journey communicate unmistakably to young students. Your children will play it over and over without realizing it's "educational,"!