Today we started our focus on the Westward Movement. I had students imagine they were pioneers during 1843. I used “Chatterpix” and acted like a local former, James McVee, to introduce the lesson. I challenged the students to read articles from multiple sources to synthesize information to learn why pioneers traveled west. Check out the embedded Padlet boards below. They did a great job of working as a team! Please excuse typos, as students were working on iPads.