Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Fact of the Day: Oregon Trail Generation

The Oregon Trail generation or Xennials, is a micro generation that serves as gap between Generation X and Millennials (Gen Y) as many members who were born between the late 70's and early 80's don't generally meet the qualifications of either of the two main generations. The Oregon Trail name is because many in this micro-generation played Oregon Trail in school computer labs and grew up before the internet and social media changed society forever.  

13 comments:

  1. Oh yes! Absolutely! My kids played it at home and at school.

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  2. Never knew this ... or the Oregon Trail game! Baby Boomer!

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  3. Off to google Oregon Trail now. First tie I've heard of it!

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  4. Never heard of it. Have to look it up.

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  5. I recently heard of this and it is exactly where I fit. I loved playing Oregon Trail at school, even though I often died of dysentery or cholera.

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  6. You really do learn something new every day.

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  7. my first father in law came from Ohio? to Oregon in a wagon..he was under a year..he fell out of the back of the wagon and they went for miles before realizing he was missing..they back tracked and found him in middle of the ruts playing with rocks..says a lot about that damn family.

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  8. Oh Lord! I remember The Oregon Trail computer game. My students loved it, not so much for what they might learn, but for the chance to shoot buffalo. One of our fifth graders discovered a way to hack the program and added some inappropriate words on tombstones. That was the end of The Oregon Trail in our school. thanks for the memories, Adam!

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