Writing, teaching and making history come alive

What we talk about

The Oregon Trail. Two thousand miles. Forty years.

250,000 people. 250,000 different stories...


I invite students to consider:

How do we know what we know about the past?

How do we find out more?

What was the experience like for people of the time? 

What would it feel like if you were there?

How does an author write an interesting story and stay true to the past?

How do we use our five senses and details that matter to make readers care about our stories?

How do we give and receive helpful feedback on our writing?