Home - Rainbow Resource Center, Homeschooling Curriculum and Homeschooling Supplies. Where homeschoolers come for home school curriculum

Welcome to RainbowResource.com — Learning Tools for Homes and Schools Serving Home Educators Since 1989

Oregon Trail Game

Search Results for "oregon trail game"
Items 1 - 30 of 59
  • Item #: 011844
    ISBN: 9780836854145
    Retail: $11.95
    Rainbow Price: $6.24
  • Item #: 013506
    ISBN: 9780870045110
    Retail: $12.95
    Rainbow Price: $9.68

      “They branded the land [beyond Missouri], ‘The Great American Desert,’ and forgot it.” This is what many of the contemporary frontiersmen, the generation living in the Missouri Valley, thought of the land to the west in the early 1800’s. But this line of thought changed in the Winter of 1842. Driven by economic despair, widespread illness, and incurable restlessness, 5,000 Missouri settlers decided to leave. The trip across the American West was fraught with mortal dangers, including uncharted land, vicious climates, unpredictable Indians, and inexperienced companions. As well-known editor, Horace Greeley, stated when he heard of the plan, “This migration… to Oregon wears an aspect of insanity.” However, the group had one quality working in their favor: an unshakable dream.

      This book tells the fascinating story of the thousands of everyday men, women, and children who departed from Missouri to find a better life in Oregon. Beginning with the background of the trip, brief excerpts of some of the more notable travelers, and the planning stage, the majority of the text is divided into short chapters, each covering a week of the journey. The primary focus of the book is informational: each chapter of the eventful narrative is littered with historical quotes, journals, and other rich primary sources which bring the event to life. This contemporary focus serves to thoroughly enrich the read and provide excellent historical context. Containing a wealth of fascinating history in a digestible format, this superb look at the beginning of the Westward Expansion is valuable as both an individual read and a high-school U.S. History supplement. ~ Stephen

  • Item #: 019289
    ISBN: 9781588103024
    Retail: $7.99
    Rainbow Price: $6.75
  • Item #: 039922
    ISBN: 9781402736179
    Retail: $6.95
    Rainbow Price: $5.50
  • Item #: 055219
    ISBN: 9781464400254
    Retail: $10.95
    Rainbow Price: $5.62
  • Item #: 050069
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $9.75


  • Item #: 071697
    ISBN: 9780531221679
    Retail: $7.95
    Rainbow Price: $5.95

  • Item #: 070507
    ISBN: 9780760352243
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $9.50

  • Item #: 005120
    ISBN: 9781491401927
    Retail: $7.95
    Rainbow Price: $6.75

  • Item #: 055055
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $10.35

    In this domino-like game, kids will have a blast matching the colored legs of the fun and lively plastic bugs. Each bug has, of course, six legs, with each leg being one of four different colors (red, yellow, green or blue). To start, a bug is drawn from the bug bag and placed on the play surface with a flag marking it as the "Bug Scout." Players draw the required number of bug tiles from the bag, and take turns placing bugs. Here it gets a little tricky – the bug must be played off of the "Bug Scout," with each newly placed tile becoming the new "Bug Scout." Players attempt to match 1, 2, 3 (or more) leg colors, and the first player to play all their tiles, wins! A great game for young and old alike, this game also teaches visual discrimination, strategy, and matching. 2-6 players.

  • Item #: 002659
    ISBN: 9780761385660
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $3.95
  • Item #: 050109
    Retail: $32.90
    Rainbow Price: $24.95

    Learn about the earth's habitats and creatures as you try to collect the most Habitat cards for the win. The board is divided into 8 triangles, each featuring a different habitat (wetlands, desert, grasslands, arctic, jungle, mountains, ocean and forest), with a path spiraling from the outside to the center. Players roll the dice and try to answer "Knowledge" cards correctly to collect "Habitat" cards. Knowledge cards ask all types of questions about animals and the earth with multiple-choice or true/false answers. Spaces in the path require you to return cards, gain cards, move back or forward or draw "Wisdom & Consequence" cards which require certain actions. Educational and fun, players will learn a lot about the world around us as they traverse the gameboard. Please note that there may be some evolutionary content included on some of the question cards. 2-6 players. ~ Megan

  • Item #: 060012
    ISBN: 9781629791975
    Retail: $6.95
    Rainbow Price: $5.25
  • Item #: 028046
    ISBN: 9780531212479
    Retail: $6.95
    Rainbow Price: $5.50
  • Item #: 000621
    Retail: $12.00
    Rainbow Price: $7.16

    Oh no! What a baaaaa-d thing to happen! The stranded animals were rescued – but after leaving, they realized the sheep had been left behind on the island! Now the sheep have to hop, skip and jump over the rocks in the water to the lifeboat. Who will be the first player to have his sheep safely on board? In this adorable game, each player receives a starting card with a picture of the beach on one side and five little rocks in the water, a card with a boat, and a wooden sheep. Place your boat card at the end of the rock trail and place the sheep on the beach. There are 24 seaside cards (4 each of 6 colors) that picture little sheep on one side and colored rocks on the other. For each turn, roll the color die, flip over a corresponding colored tile, and place it between the beach card and boat card, extending the rocky path. Rolling a color that has already been collected allows the sheep to move the number of spaces shown on the colored card. The first player to land their sheep on the ship wins!

  • Item #: 031587
    ISBN: 9781572814219
    Retail: $12.00
    Rainbow Price: $9.25

    Join Lewis, Clark, York, Sacagawea, and her son Jean Baptiste Charbonneau (affectionately called "Pomp") in their famous expedition of 1804-1806! Explore the wildlife, plants, flowers, people, and food the Corps of Discovery encountered during their historical trek westward to the Pacific Ocean. Included are 56 exploration cards, a trail map poster (18" x 24"), stickers, and instructions. Each exploration card is numbered, categorized, and dated. The cards bear an illustration of the discovery, the name of discovery, and a brief but informative description. There are directions on how to play two different games for 2-4 players. In Lewis & Clark Rummy Twist, be the first player to "go out" by collecting groups of three or four cards from the same category. For example, four reptile cards and three coastal Indian tribe cards would make a winning hand. In Lewis & Clark Trail, gather any five sequential cards following the route of Lewis & Clark. Young explorers can line up all of the exploration cards in numerical order and create their own expedition trail! Once they have completed the journey's sequence with cards, they can compare it to the poster.

  • Item #: 009401
    Retail: $14.95
    Rainbow Price: $12.95

    If you have 3 minutes, you have time to play Mad Dash - a lively game that challenges players to travel across America in just 3 minutes (timer included!). Winner of a prestigious Parents' Choice Gold Award, the game is intense, addictive, and sharpens geographic skills in a hurry! 2-4 players each unfold a colorful map, then play begins. A sand timer allows for just three minutes to form your state cards into a trail of "neighbors" (states that border each other). The more difficult the route, the higher your score - and there's a big bonus if you can go coast-to-coast. But hurry - time is running out! Each game also comes with State Secrets - a strategy game in which players earn "tricks" by playing the cards of the largest or most populous states. But you must be able to answer questions about cities and natural features of the U.S.A. Here's what Parent's Choice had to say: "As the open-book exam of all time, the game gets you to say and say again the names of states while tracing borders to see if they indeed connect. Zooming fun to play!"

  • Item #: 045985
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $8.50

    From the makers of Bananagrams comes Appletters, an equally cute word-building game with a distinct dominoes flavor. Everyone starts with 8 tiles, which feel like ivory and feature a bold, red uppercase letter. The first player uses as many of their tiles as possible and builds a word in the center of the playing surface. The next player must build off of the beginning letter or ending letter of the starter word to make another word. Because players can only add to the beginnings and endings of words, as play progresses, you end up with a domino-like trail of words across the table. If players can't build a word in an available spot, they must pass and draw another tile. Like Bananagrams, there are lots of variations to make the game more interesting. The whole game is nicely packaged in a red apple bag with a zipper. Includes 110 tiles and instructions. - Jess

  • Item #: 030064
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $7.95

    I have very fond memories of playing this computer game as a child, so I was excited to take a look at this new and updated edition. I wasn't disappointed, as this edition is even more fun and exciting than the original. It's also a ton more educational than it used to be as well. For those who aren't familiar, this is a game where players fill a wagon with people and supplies and then head West on the historic Oregon Trail. Like real people who traveled the trail, you run into problems like food and water shortages, broken wagon parts, flooded rivers, illness and injuries, stolen supplies, bad weather, getting lost, and more. The game is more realistic than is used to be, as players get more choices on supplies to bring and even different wagon styles. Besides being able to hunt like the original game (with better graphics), players can also fish and forage for food, which is a lot of fun. In this edition, players can select various characters, and they'll share historic facts in a storytelling manner, like you're chatting with pioneers as they share their hopes, fears, and adventures. Another great addition is a storytelling time with Captain Jed Freedman. These are basically mini-movies of Captain Jed sharing true stories around the campfire at night. With all these things combined, I was impressed with the amount of history lessons contained in the game. They break up the daily traveling and trials in a realistic manner as players cross plains, ford rivers, and climb mountains. Students can keep track of their adventures in a trip diary, which can even be printed out at the end of the trip (hopefully when the entire wagon has reached Oregon and not when the last member has died from dysentery). More educational, multicultural, and realistic than past versions, this is the perfect supplement for history studies on this period. But honestly, your children will probably want to play just for the fun of it. A staple of many childhoods, this game has only gotten better with time. System requirements: Windows: 98/2000/ME/XP; Macintosh OS 8.6/9.2/X. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 055270
    ISBN: 9780531281635
    Retail: $8.95
    Rainbow Price: $6.75
  • Item #: 054652
    ISBN: 9780761371151
    Retail: $9.95
    Rainbow Price: $3.95
  • Item #: 001482
    ISBN: 9780140383195
    Retail: $6.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.25

    Load up your covered wagon and join the Todd family as they journey from their comfortable Arkansas home to the great unknown along the Oregon Trail. With only a guide book and their strong faith in God, the Todd family tackles the dangerous two thousand mile journey with courage and a pioneering spirit. Through the eyes of Mary Ellen, we see and experience the difficulties of the Todd family as they encounter rough terrain, broken down wagons, cholera, swollen river beds, and hostile Indians. In spite of all this, nothing will stop them from their dream of a homestead in the bountiful Oregon territory. This book is a great fictional introduction to life on the historical Oregon Trail. It is a great read and is full of concrete historical information to accompany any study of the wild Western Frontier and the pioneers who settled it. The author, Jean Van Leeuwen will draw any reader into the story with the details of life along the Oregon Trail. You can also track the Todd family's progress chapter-by-chapter with the use of the illustrated map provided on the first two pages. Will the Todd family make it to Oregon before winter hits? 167 pgs, pb. - elise

  • Item #: 015935
    ISBN: 9781930443273
    Retail: $15.00
    Rainbow Price: $11.95

    Topics of this thirty-one week course include: the Mayflower, Paul Revere, War for Independence, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, Lewis and Clark expedition, War of 1812, Star Spangled Banner, Oregon Trail, War Between the States, the Gettysburg Address, famous inventors – Edison, famous inventors – Carver, Immigration to America, Ellis Island, WWI, and WWII.

  • Item #: 024759
    ISBN: 9781476536071
    Retail: $6.95
    Rainbow Price: $5.95
  • Item #: 058964
    ISBN: 9781600778292
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $11.95

    This 120 minute documentary tells the story of the 2000 mile journey made by pioneers in covered wagons in search of a better life for their families. In a trek that took the lives of almost 10% of those two attempted to make the trip, the incredible stories from survivors come together to make this film a fascinating addition to your history lessons. – Laura

  • Item #: 005574
    Retail: $11.99
    Rainbow Price: $4.95

    Never miss an opportunity again to take advantage of a windy day! This petite-sized kit folds up into a tiny little pouch you can put on a keyring (or stow away in a pocket). When you're outside and feel the call of a steady breeze, simply unzip, unfold, and unwind – and away it goes! Made from green and red nylon, it measures about a foot and a half at the back, eight inches in the front, and has two blue streamers that trail along for a good three feet. The pouch itself is only about three inches across and an inch tall! Assembly instructions and safety information are included. –Chad

  • Item #: 005258
    Retail: $24.99
    Rainbow Price: $19.25

    Just as much fun as the original Rush Hour, only with a whole different theme. This time you're in your Rover crossing Africa, but you're surrounded by elephants, tigers, lions, zebras, and other safari animals. Your job is to slide them around the puzzle until you've opened a path for your Rover, which can move both from side to side and forward and backward. Includes 40 challenge cards, ranging from Beginner to Expert and a storage bag that can tote the whole game. Happy trails!

  • Item #: 062777
    Retail: $44.95
    Rainbow Price: $32.95
    This expansion contains 400 cards, six mats, and 60 tokens. It introduces 30 new Kingdom cards including several Duration cards (which effect future turns) and Reserve cards (which can be saved for an opportune time). There are also 20 Event cards, which allow players to buy a single-use advantage.
  • Item #: 059958
    ISBN: 9781426319006
    Retail: $4.99
    Rainbow Price: $3.95
  • Item #: 048507
    ISBN: 9781942968696
    Retail: $14.95
    Rainbow Price: $10.95

    Louisiana Purchase, Lewis & Clark, Sacagawea, Rivers & Mountains, Days and Nights on the Oregon Trail, Railroad Men, and other stories.