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.
- 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?
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