Westward Expansion - Transcontinental Railroad {with Scaffolded Notes}

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Transcontinental Railroad (Westward Expansion)

This Transcontinental Railroad PowerPoint presentation teaches students about the various transportation and communication methods used during Westward Expansion:

1. Stagecoaches
2. The Pony Express
3. Samuel Morse and the Telegraph
4. The Transcontinental Railroad

There are 26 slides that include great information, pictures, website links, and a video.

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.

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Westward Expansion - Transcontinental Railroad {with Scaff
Westward Expansion - Transcontinental Railroad {with Scaff
Westward Expansion - Transcontinental Railroad {with Scaff
Westward Expansion - Transcontinental Railroad {with Scaff