Step into a time machine! Since a person's ideas are shaped by their upbringing, it is important to teach students about the time periods when important people were growing up. This time machine Power Point could be used to introduce the childhoods of John Tyler, Davy Crocket, James Buchanan, James Polk, Sam Houston, Cornelius Vanderbilt, and Samuel Morse.
This glimpse into 1800 would also be great for anyone studying the birth of a nation, early American history or anything else about the 1800's. This gives students real life connections that they don't always understand in our current world, such as a lack of technology and the difference in gender roles. It also touches on slavery and new technology like the cotton gin and the steamboat. Let your students step into the time machine and experience 1800 in a way they are sure to remember.
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This time machine presentation can also be found in my American History Time Machine Bundle
which includes time machines for the years:
Also available in my store are time machine power point presentations for the years:
Created by Heidi Raki of Raki's Rad Resources.