Aurelius brings you another Power Point that can be used as a review, a short lesson or even as an assessment quiz. The westward expansion of the United States is similar to a game of Oregon Trail. These slides will bring you on a fantastic westward quest, but will focus also on the plight of Native Americans who come into direct conflict with American settlers. Populism is now arising in politics and the race for new territory is ingrained in politics.
I usually break the slides into about three days. I find that my students love the slides as a short review before section quizzes. But, you could also use it as an overall review before the test. I also find that students dislike overly wordy Power Points so I have reduced the text and found the most interesting pictures and charts to keep the students entertained. This also affords the teacher flexibility to talk rather than just read the slides. I have had students complain about notes on the board, but never has a student complained about reviewing with these slides!