This two day lesson includes a graphic organizer in PDF form for students to complete while the teacher guides the class through a 114 slide Power Point. The slide show includes characters for students to "act out" by reading speech bubbles. Primary source photos and other graphics make this a great lesson for visual learners.
American Westward Expansion Topics Covered:
Exodusters - former slaves moving west
Homestead Act and Land Rushes
New Technology and Adaptations (steel plow, mechanical reaper, sod houses, windmills)