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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 7 Views 64 Downloads
Western Expansion in the United States and Canada – The Transcontinental Railroad
Young scholars 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 12 Views 56 Downloads
The Transcontinental Railroad
Young scholars investigate the impact of the Transcontinental Railroad. For 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 9 Views 71 Downloads
Stop Action and Assess Alternatives
Students stop action and determine how history may have been altered. In this historical perspectives instructional activity, 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
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 4 Views 50 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 4 Views 16 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 8 Views 7 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 14 Views 111 Downloads
Eighth graders study the lives of cowboys and Indians during the time of Western Expansion. In this American History instructional activity, 8th graders analyze various posters dealing with the Industrial Revolution and Westward Expansion.
8th Social Studies & History 14 Views 102 Downloads
Immigration in the United States
Learners 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 10 Views 75 Downloads
History of Immigration From the 1850's to the Present
Eleventh graders study the history of immigration from 1850 to the present. In this American History lesson, 11th graders compare the 1924 and 1965 immigration acts and give a reasoned opinion on each. Students research, write, and make a presentation on a notable immigrant to the United States.
11th Social Studies & History 5 Views 25 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 8 Views 35 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
Focused Learning Lesson: American History
Eleventh graders compare and contrast the type of immigrant that came to America during the 19th and 20th centuries. They write letters as if they were immigrants coming to America and what they faced and their hopes for the future.
11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 Downloads
American Growth and Expansion in the late 1800s
Eleventh graders examine a picture of John Gast's, American Progress to determine what they know about American growth between 1877- 1900. By working through thirteen center or folder activities, they study the economics, industrialization, immigration, technological change, and expansion of America.
11th Social Studies & History 8 Views 45 Downloads