ClassTools Premium membership gives access to all templates, no advertisements, personal branding and other benefits!

Submit Cancel


Not a member? JOIN NOW!  

QR Challenge: Westward Expansion Timeline

Created using the ClassTools QR Treasure Hunt Generator

Teacher Notes

A. Prior to the lesson:

1. Arrange students into groups. Each group needs at least ONE person who has a mobile device.

2. If their phone camera doesn't automatically detect and decode QR codes, ask students to

3. Print out the QR codes.

4. Cut them out and place them around your class / school.

B. The lesson:

1. Give each group a clipboard and a piece of paper so they can write down the decoded questions and their answers to them.

2. Explain to the students that the codes are hidden around the school. Each team will get ONE point for each question they correctly decode and copy down onto their sheet, and a further TWO points if they can then provide the correct answer and write this down underneath the question.

3. Away they go! The winner is the first team to return with the most correct answers in the time available. This could be within a lesson, or during a lunchbreak, or even over several days!


4. A detailed case study in how to set up a successful QR Scavenger Hunt using this tool can be found here.

Questions / Answers (teacher reference)



1. Jefferson completed the Louisiana purchase, buying it from France and doubling the size of the U.S.answer
2. Lewis and Clark explore the new territory added to the U.S.answer
3. The Embargo Act of 1807 halts all foreign trade, as a result of the ongoing Napoleonic Wars and the impressment of U.S. crewsanswer
4. War of 1812 lasts for 2.5 years, fought between the U.S. and Great Britain, and ends with the signing of the Treaty of Ghentanswer
5. Erie Canal opens, providing a direct link from the New England region to the west. This will pave the way for further migration and trade westanswer
6. The Indian Removal Act is passed by President Jackson, giving him the authority to remove all Native Americans residing east of the Mississippi River to reservations.answer


Westward Expansion Timeline: QR Challenge

Question 1 (of 6)


Westward Expansion Timeline: QR Challenge

Question 2 (of 6)


Westward Expansion Timeline: QR Challenge

Question 3 (of 6)


Westward Expansion Timeline: QR Challenge

Question 4 (of 6)


Westward Expansion Timeline: QR Challenge

Question 5 (of 6)


Westward Expansion Timeline: QR Challenge

Question 6 (of 6)