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Westward Expansion: Pioneer Life, The Homestead Act, Exodusters, Sodbusters
Your students will never be "bored" in social studies again if you make the history come alive!
This interactive PowerPoint presentation captures student attention.The lesson includes 20 slides that include pictures, interactive websites, and video clips. The lesson covers the following topics:
1. Pioneer life
2. The Homestead Act
3. Life in a Soddie
4. Life on the Great Plains
5. Exodusters and Sodbusters
The lesson also includes scaffolded notes that follow along with the presentation. The notes (and lesson) include a short answer question. This incorporates writing into your social studies curriculum, allows students to summarize their thoughts, and give you an opportunity to have a meaningful classroom discussion.