This Power Point presentation contains 84 slides teaching the major ideas, events, and vocabulary from the Westward Expansion period of U.S. history. I allow this slide show toplay on a loop in the classroom throughout the day as a preview or review of the unit. It can also be used as a lecture aid.
Included are visual cues for the major vocabulary words and a "quiz yourself" section at the end as a summarizing strategy. Slides can also be printed for students or teacher as lecture notes. The file is fully editable if you would like to add or change the presentation. Please observe the Creative Commons license as shown below and do not share with other teachers.
Vocabulary and ideas presented: abolition, compromise, frontier, internal improvements, pioneers, Louisiana Purchase, Manifest Destiny, mass production, Oregon Trail, prairie, territories, Trail of Tears, Lewis and Clark, Sacagawea, textile factories and women workers