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Growth of Florida's Railroads

For Students 5th - 7th
Based on an examination of Florida's railroad system, this multi-step lesson addresses FCAT requirements specific to Florida. After reading a passage, scholars use a map of the state to label railroad systems. They describe the goods...
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Industrial Revolution: A Definition

For Teachers 8th - 10th
America sure did have a few growing pains during the Industrial Revolution. Share the problems, causes, effects, and reformation that marked the turn of the century and shift in policy during US industrialization. This slide show...
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The Railroads: The First Transcontinental Railroad

For Teachers 9th - 11th
The move West was greatly effected by the first transcontinental railroad. Present your class with well-organized information regarding major causes, players, and effects the railroad had on the face of an expanding America. Note: A...
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The Brief American Pageant: Industry Comes of Age

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Three interesting slides can be a good addition to your lecture on the end of the 19th century. Detailing the land grants given to railroads, the shift in cotton manufacturing, and the distribution of industry among the United States,...
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Strawberry Girl: Lesson 3 - Trains, Sails, and Trails

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students read two chapters of Strawberry Girl by Lois Lenski and complete activities about Florida's transportation history. In this literacy and economics lesson, students read two chapters of the book, talk about their journal entries,...
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Railroads

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students make travel plans. In this transportation lesson, students determine whether trains, planes, or buses are best to get them a city 500 miles from their hometown. 
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The Wild, Wild West

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders research the history of the transcontinental railroad. They use advertising propaganda techniques to design and create a poster encouraging people to explore the West by rail.
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Riding the Rails Across Texas

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners research the importance of the railroad to Texas cities and American life. They identify the pros and cons of railroads, locate railroads in Texas cities using the Texas bird's-eye view website, and write a newspaper article.
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Railroads across the Country

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students see how to read and trace transcontinental routes on a nineteenth-century railroad map of the United States. They identify their home city or a nearby city on the core map and explain how railroads helped travelers back in the...
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The Impact of Railroads on Two Antebellum Communities

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students investigate primary documents to summarize the causes and effects of the Industrial Revolution, along with new inventions and industrial production methods.
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Unique Landforms

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners create a travel route among different landforms and way the cost and benefits of traveling this way. In this traveling lesson plan, students work in groups and analyze their conclusions.
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American West: Railroads

For Students 5th - 6th
In these American West worksheets, students cut out the cards related to the American West and the railroads. Students match the cards together.
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Planning A Railroad Online Lesson

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students plan a route across Donner Summit using topographical maps in order to understand the challenges involved in constructing the railroad in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. In this history lesson, students first discover how to read...
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USH Industrialization: The effects of the railroads

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders interpret a time zone map and describe the effects of the railroads. They discuss what a continent is, what you think it means if something is transcontinental and offer descriptions about some different inventions from...
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American Journeys: California

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders work through a series of lessons to study the state of California. They participate in a geography journey lesson, poetry lesson, a research lesson, and examine the rise of railroads in California. For each lesson, they...
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Boats, Trains, and Wagons

For Teachers K - 2nd
Learners read map symbols for transportation, specifically canals, railroads, and highways.
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Railroads in Antebellum Augusta and Franklin Counties

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders are divided up into groups and work on separate worksheets. They reassemble as a class and discuss the different articles and how the railroads affected people's lives.
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Anti-Railroad Propaganda Poster -- The Growth of Regionalism, 1800 - 1860

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research the anti-railroad movement of the mid-19th century. They review propaganda from the period and consider various points of view. They develop role-plays and write essays using their research.
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Railroads in Virginia

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students decscribe the importance of railroads, new industries, and the growth of cities to Virginia's economic development. They locate on a map the small towns and cities that grew because of the railroads and create a flow chart...
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Irish-Americans: Work and Song

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students research the experience of Irish immigrants who helped build the railroad systems of the United States. They analyze primary source documents, take notes, and create an artistic piece.
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Siege and Battle of Corinth

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students complete a variety of activities that go along with the study of and possible fieldtrip to thesite of the Siege and Battle of Corinth in Mississippi. They examine the role transportation routes played in the formation of their...
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Prairie Schooner and Iron Horse

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars identify and explain major symbols on core map, read a railroad timetable, and evaluate the impact of railroads on the transportation in the West.
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People, Goods, and Railroads

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars compare population distribution and density railroad network in 1878, identify areas of expanding population density, and evaluate geographical and economic factors that influenced railroad expansion in late 19th century...
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READIN', WRITIN' AN' AMERICAN MEMORY

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students research World Series baseball teams and use the information to play a game. They also use railroad maps to determine how teams traveled from one game to another.