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4 resources with the keyterm railroad history

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All Aboard- Central Pacific Railroad

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders explore the construction of the Central Pacific Railroad. In this U.S. history lesson, 2nd graders discuss vocabulary and events that occurred in the 1860s pertaining to the construction of the Central Pacific Railroad....
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Building the Railroad

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders examine the challenges faced by the work crews that constructed the first transcontinental railroad. They read and discuss text and illustrations, role-play jobs and the difficulties faced by the railroad workers, write a...
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The Railroad Is Born

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders examine the proposal of Theodore Judah for the first transcontinental railroad. They analyze a map, write an obituary for Theodore Judah, and create a symbolic poster of Judah's dream for a transcontinental railroad.
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Impact of Railways

For Students 8th - 12th
For this railway history worksheet, students read a 3-page handout about  the history of railroads and railways. Students then answer 10 short answer questions.