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I Hear the Locomotives: The Impact of the Transcontinental Railroad
Young scholars examine the effects the Transcontinental Railroad had on the regions through which it passed. They analyze and discuss maps, view and describe online images, and use photos and documents to develop a cause-and-effect ladder.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 15 Views 71 Downloads
Rendezvous at Promontory: A New Look at the Golden Spike Ceremony
Students complete a variety of activities as they examine the historical significance of the Transcontinental Railroad and the Golden Spike Ceremony in Promontory, Utah, which honored its completion. In one activity they plan and recreate a grander, more appropriate Golden Spike ceremony.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 55 Downloads
California's Golden History: 1848-1880
Using a variety of online resources, learners study life and society in California during the gold rush. They use a map to identify area where gold was located, explore pre-selected websites, describe mining practices, and create an advertisement to the transcontinental railroad.
11th Social Studies & History 5 Views 16 Downloads
The Railroads and Settlement of the Great Plains
Enhance your American literature unit with this resource, in which readers access the Nebraska Studies website and read about "Railroads and Settlement." They search for a photograph of some aspect of the railroad from the Prairie Settlement, Nebraska Photographs and Letters.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 17 Views 113 Downloads
Western Expansion in the United States and Canada – The Transcontinental Railroad
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this Western Expansion lesson, students conduct research to find out how the Transcontinental Railroad fueled territorial expansion in the United States and Canada.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 13 Views 57 Downloads
The Industrial Revolution: Life in the Cities
If you're looking for a comprehensive, engaging review of the Industrial Revolution in the United States, jam-packed with materials and activities, then you will definitely want to check out this resource.
7th - 10th Social Studies & History 64 Views 46 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Transcontinental Railroad
Students investigate the impact of the Transcontinental Railroad. In this Transcontinental Railroad lesson, students research Internet and print sources regarding the effect of the railroad on Chinese immigrants and American Indians, railroad promotors, and passengers.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 13 Views 73 Downloads
Stop Action and Assess Alternatives
Students stop action and determine how history may have been altered. In this historical perspectives lesson, students consider how the Cherokee Removal, the Transcontinental Railroad, the Immigration Act of 1924, and the dropping of the atom bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki may have been different.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
Migrations: Dance Stories about the Journeys of People
Bring social studies to life! This interdisciplinary lesson has young writers tell the story of the migration of diverse groups of people to the United States. Pupils view the work of selected choreographers and discuss how dance often tells a story.
4th - 7th Visual & Performing Arts 28 Views 262 Downloads
Old Stone House Lesson Plan
From stagecoach to railroad tracks, your class will discover how advancements in travel in the United States during the nineteenth century played an integral role in the industrialization and development of American society. The main activity in this resource is an investment game where class members are given a unique identity and then, based on their knowledge of transportation in the period, are asked to invest in the best mode of transportation at various stages in the eighteen hundreds.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 43 Views 32 Downloads
Chinese Immigration and Exclusion
Students investigate the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act. In this Chinese immigration lesson, students study evidence and develop hypotheses about reasons for Chinese immigration and exclusion. Students use a timeline and graphic organizers to record their opinions.
8th - 10th Social Studies & History 12 Views 10 Downloads
The Chinese Expulsion Act of 1880
Students examine the Chinese Expulsion Act of 1880. In this History lesson, students explore the issues of immigration and exclusion surrounding the Chinese Expulsion Act. Students will use a variety of primary sources to write an essay the demonstrates comprehension of the concept.
6th - 9th Social Studies & History 10 Views 37 Downloads
The Fastest Pig in the West in the Classroom: Chapter 10
Seventh graders discuss the chapter about a Chinese boy and his dilemma with his parents. In The Fastest Pig in the West in the Classroom: Chapter 10 lesson, 7th graders answer 5 discussion questions and visit listed websites to read more about the contribution of Chinese workers on the transcontinental railroad.
7th Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
"Promises Denied," the second lesson in a unit that asks learners to consider the responsibilities individuals have to uphold human rights, looks at documents that illustrate the difficulty the US has had trying to live up to the ideals set forth in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 16 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
F.D.R. and the New Deal
Your young historians will discover how President Franklin D. Roosevelt sought to alleviate hardships of the Great Depression by analyzing the words of his inaugural address and exploring the various New Deal programs he would later implement.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 33 Views 32 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Immigration in the United States
Students examine the reasons why people leave their country to live in another. In groups, they use print and electronic resources to answer questions about where immigrants came from during different time periods and advice given to African Americans.
4th - 5th Math 13 Views 78 Downloads