The 8th grade class has been studying Westward Expansion in United States history. We have had fun as pioneers trying to get across the country playing the Westward Trails game. We have also had sad times learning about how Native Americans were treated during this time of expansion. The class read two different primary source documents from a Native American boy and a soldier who went on the now called Trail of Tears to Oklahoma. After discussing each document the class created illustrations to portray the emotions and people on the journey.