How I Use It
I used this product during our Unit on Manifest Destiny in U.S. History. It is geared for younger students (elementary or middle), but my high school students really enjoyed it. This isn't something we spent a ton of time on (maybe 15 min 2 or 3 times during that unit), but my kids really enjoyed it & seemed to have a greater sense the choice homesteaders faced.
This is a tool around which I would plan an entire unit, but it is a great tool to engage students around specific aspects of America's settlement of the West. It is geared toward younger students, but it might be neat to see a version for older students that incorporates more of Howard Zinn's social history.