This PowerPoint on Westward Expansion is aligned to the Virginia Standards of Learning for US History II which is taught in the 6th/7th Grades. It contains the Physical Features of the Great Plains, the Mining Frontier, and the Transcontinental Railroad. The presentation consists of 62 slides with colorful graphics, note sheets, maps, sounds, and videos (links to videos included in case they do not automatically work when downloaded). This presentation may be edited to meet your needs or those of your students. Double clicking on note sheets will take you right to WORD where the sheets may be printed and run for student copies.