K5 Computer Lab Lesson Plans

Westward Expansion

Westward Expansion PowerPoint

Students research the methods of travel used by the people who lived during the westward expansion.

Students choose 4 means of transportation and create a brief but informative PowerPoint presentation with images and information about various types of transportation.

Some types of transportation students might research include the Conestoga wagon, stagecoaches, flatboats, steamboats, and trains.

Grade 5

 

 

 

Slide 1 - Title Slide

Westward Expansion

Students create a title slide with a title, images of the various types of transportation presented in their PowerPoint slide show, and their name.

 

Westward HO!

 

 

Slide 2 - Westward Expansion transportation.

Students insert or copy and paste one or more images of one type of transportation used during the westward expansion. Students add information describing the the types of loads it carried and other interesting facts.

Westward Expansion

 

 

Slide 3 - Westward Expansion transportation

Students create an additional slide with images and information about and additional means of expansion used during the westward expansion.

Westward Expansion PowerPoint

 

 

Slide 4 - Westward Expansion transportation

Students insert images and information about another form of transportation used by people who lived during the times of westward expansion.

Westward Expansion Stage Coach

 

 

Slide 5- Westward Expansion transportation

Students identify another means of transportation used during the westward expansion and add images and interesting facts and information about how it contributed to travel during those times

Westward Expansion Steam Boat

 

 

Slide 6 - Bibliography

Students create a bibliography slide and list the sources of their information and images. Students should have at least 4 different sources for their information.

Westward Expansion

 

 

 

Westward Expansion PowerPoint Handout

Download: westward-expansion-handout.docx

Westward Expansion Handout

 

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