Head West!

Today’s topic was how Americans made it to the western territories. We talked about trails, turnpikes, waterways, and steamships in addition to rounding out the United States by talking about Utah, California, and Oregon Country. We also took notes in a different style today using fill in the blank style of notes rather than the standard two column or bullet point notes.

Here is the PowerPoint from today:

Also, I passed out the study guide for our test next week Tuesday, April 17th:

The study guide is due this Friday. The test will cover our Westward Expansion unit from the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 to the Compromise of 1850. For those of you who are attending the field trip on that day, never fear, you can make up the test the next day before school, during study hall, or some time during class.