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Social Studies
  Grade Level:   4  
  EALR:   3. GEOGRAPHY The student uses a spatial perspective to make reasoned decisions by applying the concepts of location, region, and movement and demonstrating knowledge of how geographic features and human cultures impact environments.  
  Component:   3.2 Understands human interaction with the environment.  
  Grade Level Expectation:   3.2.3 Understands that the geographic features of the Pacific Northwest have influenced the movement of people.  
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-Explains why people traveling on the Oregon Trail made the choice to move west because of a need for available land.
-Explains why indigenous peoples were forced to move to reservation land that was neither fertile nor profitable.
Suggested Unit
  • WA—Exploring the Pacific Northwest Prior to Statehood