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Ken Burns

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Innovation, politics, race, war...these themes are continuously evident in humanity over the course of history, and are revealed with spectacular imagery and commentary by famed documentarian Ken Burns. While primarily focusing on...
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California's Golden History: 1848-1880

For Teachers 11th
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...
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Rendezvous at Promontory: A New Look at the Golden Spike Ceremony

For Teachers 7th - 12th
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...
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Old Stone House Lesson Plan

For Teachers 7th - 12th
From stagecoach to railroad tracks, your class will discover how advancements in travel in the United States during the nineteenth century played an integral role in the industrialization and development of American society. The main...
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Fifth Grade Social Studies

For Students 5th
In this social studies worksheet, 5th graders answer multiple choice questions about World War II, the transcontinental railroad, slavery, and more. Students complete 25 questions.
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I Hear the Locomotives: The Impact of the Transcontinental Railroad

For Teachers 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.
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The Railroads and Settlement of the Great Plains

For Teachers 8th - 12th
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...
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Growth and Expansion of America

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Despite the difficulty of travel, the US expanded significantly between the 1800s and the early 1900s. To prepare for a performance task assessment on the rapid expansion of the US in the 1800s, class members engage in a write-pair-share...
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Study Guide- Chapter 15: The Western Frontier

For Students 7th - 11th
Once your historians are ready to take a test on the western frontier, give them a study guide like this to help them prepare. Although this guide is fairly specific, you can easily use it as an outline for your own (or to guide your...
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I Will Meet You In The Middle

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students use the 50 States Quarter Reversal as a context of learning a curriculum concept based from the state of Utah. They research the concepts of cause and effect. Also, they use customary units of measurement to find length and...
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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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Western Expansion in the United States and Canada – The Transcontinental Railroad

For Teachers 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...
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Transcontinental Railroad Web Quest

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine aspects of the Transcontinental Railroad. In this Westward Expansion instructional activity, students conduct a web-quest in order to gather information about the Transcontinental Railroad. Students will use their...
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All Aboard?

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students discover how the country's largest railway project, connecting the east and west coasts, became reality. They examine how transportation has evolved and shaped our society. Some excellent websites are imbedded in this plan.
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I've Been Working on the Railroad

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders explore the creation of the Transcontinental Railroad.  In this American History lesson, 7th graders create a map of where the railroad existed.  Students present their projects to class.  
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The Transcontinental Railroad

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students investigate the impact of the Transcontinental Railroad. In this Transcontinental Railroad lesson, students research Internet and print sources regarding the effect of the railroad on Chinese immigrants and American Indians,...
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Globe Skills Lesson 7 The Transcontinental Railroad

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students explore the Transcontinental Railroad. In this geography skills lesson, students use map skills in order to locate legs of the Transcontinental Railroad on globes.
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History and Government of the United States

For Students 7th - 9th
In this U.S. worksheet, students take notes in a graphic organizer as they read several passages, then answer four comprehension questions.
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The Building of the Transcontinental Railroad#140

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students participation in a simulation of laying the track of Transcontinental Railroad starting from three different locations. They use toothpicks and coffee stirrers to build the rails. They evaluate which group laid the most track...
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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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Traveling the Transcontinental from Yesterday to Today

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine the impact of the train on the physical landscape and spatial organization of America. They read and analyze various poems, analyze maps, and develop a list of the positive and negative changes brought by the...
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Developing a Gateway to the West

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students identify various topographical features that contribute to the growth of a city. They identify how military strategies contribute to the growth of a city.