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  Downloading Files  

All student handouts have been prepared as PDF files (portable document files). Any computer can read and print these files. However, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to do so. Use this link to download Adobe Acrobat Reader free of charge from the Adobe web site.

How to download and print student handouts:

  1. Click on the document link.
  2. Allow the document to load in your browser window.
  3. You may print from here, or "save" to disk or hard drive for later use.
  Supply List  

Download and print this document. Students may use the document to help them decide which supplies to take on their journey.

Supply List




Download and print the budget/price list. It contains all the prices for items on the Supply List and more!


  Supply Ledger  

The Supply Ledger is a student handout designed to help students keep track of purchases and expenses while on the trail. You can use it as desired in your classroom. The Travel and FATE cards do not require use of this student worksheet.

Supply Ledger


This is an abridged list of names of women who crossed the plains (most of these women traveled in the 1850's).

"Women's Diaries of the Westward Journey"
by Lillian Schlissel

This book is a wonderful source of information about life on the trail. It also has excerpts from diaries and other writings of women of the period. Students may wish to consult this source to find out more about these real women from this time period. This book also cites the original publications of these and other diaries.


  Copyright Information   All student handouts have been designed to be used with this simulation in your classroom with your students only. All other uses are reserved. Request permission from the author for use beyond the project. Handouts are the property of Kathleen Ferenz who may be reached at
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