Westward Expansion Task Cards with QR codes

Westward Expansion Task Cards with QR codes
Westward Expansion Task Cards with QR codes
Westward Expansion Task Cards with QR codes
Westward Expansion Task Cards with QR codes
Westward Expansion Task Cards with QR codes
Westward Expansion Task Cards with QR codes
Westward Expansion Task Cards with QR codes
Westward Expansion Task Cards with QR codes
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These self-checking task cards for Westward Expansion use QR codes to link to labeled PHOTOS showing the correct answers! The visuals take self-checking QR codes to a whole new level of engagement and support ELLs and visual learners. My energetic students love when I tape these task cards around the room to let them MOVE while reviewing Westward Expansion. This activity is based on 4th grade Social Studies standards.

Westward Expansion Concepts Included & Description of the Linked Photo
All photos are also labeled with the vocabulary term:
gold rush - Photo shows a gold miner's rail cart filled with raw gold, illustrating how mined gold was often transported.(Background is present day.)
Lewis & Clark Expedition - Photo shows the sextant tool that is described in the clue as being very important to the Lewis & Clark expedition.
Louisiana Purchase - Photo of a buffalo standing in the prairie to show the type of landscape and natural resources gained with the Louisiana Purchase.
Native Americans - Photo of 2 Native Americans in traditional dress.
Oregon Trail - A photo of a section of the remaining Oregon Trail, with brush and trees growing up on either side.
Sacajawea - A photo of Sacajawea on several coins, showing her great contribution to the Lewis and Clark Expedition is still remembered in the present day.
steam locomotive - A photo of a moving steam locomotive showing steam coming from the engine.
steamboat - A photo of a refurbished steamboat with a waterwheel.
telegraph - A photo of a telegraph.
The Alamo - A black and white photo of the Alamo building.

These Westward Expansion task cards work with any FREE QR code reader app to easily integrate technology and makes an engaging, nearly no prep technology center for 1:1 iPad classrooms, BYOD schools, and classrooms with just a couple old Smartphones (like mine!). :)

NOTE: These task cards with QR codes link to photos in Dropbox.
Please download my FREE Test Taking Strategies Task Cards and check that the QR codes open on your school device (and on school WiFi) before purchasing this product. I value your time!

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Happy Teachering!
-Amber Genzink

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