Use the PowerPoint® slides available on this page to illustrate your lectures. There is one slide for every asset in the Instructor Companion presentation program--approximately 520 images, 200 maps, and dozens of audios and videos. Microsoft® PowerPoint® needs to be installed on your system to work with these slides, and the Macromedia® Flash® player needs to be installed in order for the map slides to display correctly. The slides are organized by book chapter, and grouped into one compressed ZIP file per chapter. Depending on your computer's configuration, you may require a helper application such as WinZIP to be able to extract the slides from the ZIP files. Basic knowledge of PowerPoint and the handling of ZIP files is highly recommended prior to downloading and working with the files on this page.
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Downloading the PowerPoint slides
Clicking on one of the chapter titles in the list below should either display a dialog box offering the option to save the selected file on your hard drive, or may automatically copy the file to your hard drive. In either case, it's important to actually save the ZIP file on your hard drive, not just "open" the file directly from the browser. Once the file has been saved on your hard drive, locate it and "expand" it. "Expanding" the ZIP files extracts the files compressed inside the ZIP file and creates new instances of them on your hard drive, maintaining their directory structure. Some computers do this automatically when a ZIP file is downloaded, while others require "helper" applications. If you are a Windows user and you do not have a helper application to work with ZIP files, refer to the "Helper applications" section below.
Using the PowerPoint slides
Once expanded, each ZIP file will create a folder with a PowerPoint file and one or more additional folders in it. These internal folders contain all assets that are not static images, such as maps, videos and audio files, so if the PowerPoint file is moved to another directory, any additional folders that came from the ZIP file should be moved to that same directory as well. Otherwise, some of the slides may not display correctly.
To open a PowerPoint file, double-click on its icon.
Copying individual slides with images
After opening a PowerPoint file, a frame on the left part of the application window should display the "presentation outline", which lists all the slides available and their titles. To copy a slide with an image in it to a custom PowerPoint presentation file, follow these steps:
Copying individual slides with maps or other media
- Click on the small slide icon next to the title of the slide you wish to copy; the slide icon and its title should appear highlighted. To select multiple consecutive slides, click on the first one, then click on the last one while pressing the Shift key on the keyboard, and all slides between the first and the last (including them) should appear highlighted.
- Copy the slides by either selecting the Edit | Copy menu option, or by clicking on the Copy button in the toolbar.
- Switch to your custom presentation, click on the presentation outline area in the position where you wish the slides to be inserted, then select the Edit | Paste menu option or press on the Paste icon in the toolbar.
The steps given above also apply to copying and pasting slides with maps but additional steps need to be taken. Any additional folders that are in the same folder as the original PowerPoint file (the one from which slides are being copied) is in should be copied to the same location where the new PowerPoint file (the one into which the slides are being copied into) is. For example, if you are copying one or several slides with a map in them, the maps folder that was in the same folder as the original PowerPoint file should be copied to the folder where the new PowerPoint file is.
Special note for Macintosh users regarding slides with maps
Because the Macintosh version of PowerPoint does not offer the same functionality as its Windows counterpart, the zoom and navigation controls available in slides with maps do not work when viewing the slides on Macintosh computers. In order for Macintosh users to be able to zoom in on maps and navigate in them with greater detail, we recommend using the Instructor Companion presentation program.
Links to ZIP files
Chapter 1: Native Peoples of America, to 1500Chapter 2: Rise of the Atlantic World, 1400-1625
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Chapter 3: Expansion and Diversity: The Rise of Colonial America, 1625-1700Part APart BChapter 4: The Bonds of Empire, 1660–1750Chapter 5: Roads to Revolution, 1750–1776Chapter 6: Securing Independence, Defining Nationhood, 1776–1788Chapter 7: Launching the New Republic, 1789–1800Chapter 8: Jeffersonianism and the Era of Good Feelings, 1801-1824Chapter 9: The Transformation of American Society, 1815–1840Chapter 10: Democratic Politics, Religious Revival, and Reform, 1824-1840Chapter 11: Technology, Culture, and Everyday Life, 1840–1860Chapter 12: The Old South and Slavery, 1830–1860Chapter 13: Immigration, Expansion, and Sectional Conflict, 1840–1848Chapter 14: From Compromise to Secession, 1850–1861
Chapter 15: Crucible of Freedom: Civil War, 1861–1865Part APart BChapter 16: The Crises of Reconstruction, 1865–1877Chapter 17: The Trans-Mississippi West, 1860-1900Chapter 18: The Rise of Industrial America, 1865-1900Chapter 19: Immigration, Urbanization, and the Transformation of Popular Culture and Everyday Life, 1860-1900Chapter 20: Politics and Expansion in an Industrializing Age, 1877-1900Chapter 21: The Progressive Era, 1900-1917Chapter 22: Global Involvements and World War I, 1902-1920Chapter 23: The 1920s: Coping with ChangeChapter 24: The Great Depression and the New Deal, 1929-1939Chapter 25: Americans and a World in Crisis, 1933–1945Chapter 26: Cold War America, 1945–1952Chapter 27: America at Midcentury, 1952-1960Chapter 28: The Liberal Era, 1960-1968Chapter 29: A Time of Upheaval, 1968-1974Chapter 30: Society, Politics, and World Events from Ford to Reagan, 1974-1989Chapter 31: Beyond the Cold War: Charting a New Course, 1988-1995Chapter 32: New Century, New Challenges, 1996 to the Present