We found 36 resources with the concept the transcontinental railroad
1850-1874 Railroads and Settlement
3rd - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewHave you ever wondered how your town was placed where it is? Scholars research the impact the advancement of the railroad due to the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act had on the formation of civilization in the Great Plains. Map...
The Railroad Journey and the Industrial Revolution: Crash Course World History 214
13 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Reluctance to accept new technology is not a unique attribute to the 21st century. An informative video from Crash Course World History covers the rollout of the transcontinental railroad during the Industrial Revolution, and whether or...
Westward Expansion: Image and Reality
5th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
As your young historians study Westward Expansion, practice in-depth primary source analysis with the documents and guidelines presented in this resource. They will examine a lithograph and excerpts from two letters written by a Nebraska...
I Hear the Locomotives: The Impact of the Transcontinental Railroad
3rd - 5th
Students 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.
Rendezvous at Promontory: A New Look at the Golden Spike Ceremony
7th - 12th
Young scholars 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...
Western Expansion in the United States and Canada – The Transcontinental Railroad
8th - 12th
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...