When families traveled on the pioneer trail, they had to take all the items that they would need in order to live while they were on the trail. They could only take what they could fit in their wagons on this journey. Below is a list of various items they might need in order to survive.
To do this activity, pretend that you are beginning a journey on the pioneer trail. Your wagon is only able to carry 1,500 pounds of supplies. What items would you take on your journey and how much of each item? Make sure you don't go over the 1,500 limit. Talk about why you decided to take the items you took.
Wagon Train Supply List