Don’t Miss This Westward Expansion Website

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 is the editor of a technology curriculum for K-fifth grade and creator of two technology training books for middle school. She is the author of Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy midshipman. She is webmaster for five blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for, and a weekly contributor to Write Anything and Technology in Education. Currently, she’s working on a techno-thriller that should be ready this summer. Contact Jacqui at her writing office or her tech lab, Ask a Tech Teacher.

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