This is a PowerPoint to be used in conjunction with a Smart Board, and your notes, and as many social studies teachers do, a student notebook. I have my students do very specific activities and assessments throughout their notebooks during my PowerPoint's to scaffold early material in the unit. Images are from various sources including the Library of Congress. Highlighted words (Gold) are the definitions I have my students write down on their vocab sheets (Included for your editing). I also have students create a time line in their notebooks with this PowerPoint and have them label and color in the map of the American Colonies. This PowerPoint goes along, side-by-side, very well with Chapters 3, 4, and 5 of Howard Zinn's A Young People's History of the United States - for those who use it as your text, as I do, with my 8th grade US History students.