Transcontinental Railroad Teacher Resources
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Mark Twain and the American West
Students analyze Mark Twain's "Western" voice. In this literature lesson plan, students read Roughing It by Twain and watch "The West." Students examine Twain's history and compare it to the history of America's developing West. Students...
8th - 12th English Language Arts
"Chinese in the Frontier West: An American Story"
Students substantiate a generalization by providing supporting details. They apply visual and oral information to a piece of written work and formulate at least three generalizations they think may characterize the experience of...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
In this North American geography instructional activity, students read about the impact humans have had on the environment in the United States and Canada. Students take notes and answer 3 short answer comprehension questions as they...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Irish-Americans: Work and Song
Students explore Irish-American culture. In this immigration instructional activity, students watch video segments regarding immigration in the 1840's and 1850's. Students discuss the discrimination Irish-Americans faced as they listen...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
End of the Line: What Happened to the Blue Ridge Railroad?
Sixth graders study the westward expansion and the role of railroad construction to the expansion. In this railroad history lesson, 6th graders complete KWL activity for the topic. Students view a PowerPoint about the growth of railroads...
6th Social Studies & History