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Don’t Miss This Westward Expansion Website

Posted by on July 27, 2011

Animated Atlas–what a great site! A video of America’s westward expansion, summarized into ten minutes. Covers all of the high points with graphics, sound and animation. Sure to grab third and fourth graders studying US history.

Westward Expansion

  • Timeline at the bottom progresses with the map
  • Major events are noted at the top
  • States are interactive throughout the video

Has anyone tried this besides me in class? What did you think?

Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, CSG Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, anAmazon Vine Voice book reviewer, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, CAEP reviewer, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, and a weekly contributor to TeachHUB. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

updated 5-18-16

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