Topic: The Expanding United States

Software: MAPMAKER'S TOOLKIT

*Visual representation of our nation's growth.

  1. Open MAPMAKERS TOOLKIT
  2. Click continue.
  3. Click Historical Maps on the green sidebar on the left-hand side.

Task: There are many maps to choose from.

  1. Your job is to "bookmark" maps listed below.
  2. To create a slide show of the maps showing the expanding nation.
  3. To print out a four-page poster of the final map of the U. S. in 1896.
  4. Here are the directions and the list of maps that you will need to view:
  5. Start with the dates 1500 - 1699. (Click on the arrow.) You will see a new list of dates and regions.
  6. Click on 1500 United States to begin.

Questions:

Which trails led west?

When did they begin?