Welcome to Independence, Missouri!
Why did pioneers move to the western frontier?
Welcome to Independence, Missouri. This is a convenient meeting point for pioneer families because it is the westernmost U.S. town. We are forming our wagon train to start our travels westward! Glad you are joining us! Why are you traveling west?
In order to answer this question, we must research why pioneers were making the journey west. We will compile our list here. We will review our list together, eliminating any overlap, and be ready to explain each of the reasons why pioneers are heading west. Be ready to share your research and reasons with the class.
Read the pages provided and use this link (Reasons for Expansion) to help you gather reasons.
After we have researched and discussed, we will synthesize our learning by taking on the role of a pioneer. If you were a pioneer during this time, what would your reason be for traveling west? Login to Google Classroom to answer this question.