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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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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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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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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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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

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students use topographical maps students explain the challenges involved in building the railroad in the Sierra Nevada mountains.
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Goldentail's Rounding Railroad

For Students 5th - 6th
In this number puzzle worksheet, students solve 24 equations in each of two sets of multiplication and division problems. They circle each answer and round them to the nearest whole number. They use the secret code that is shown in a box...
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Dragon's Gate

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Young scholars read Dragon's Gate as a shared literature book. This lesson provides excellent extension activities students can engage in while they are reading, and after they have finished the book.
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Austin & Texas Central Railroad

For Students 6th - 8th
In this word search worksheet, students search and find vocabulary words as they relate to the Austin & Texas Central Railroad. Words may be located forward, backward, up, down, and diagonally.
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Document Analysis Questions

For Students 9th - 12th
In this primary source analysis worksheet, students read the Homestead Act of 1862, the Pacific Railway Act of 1862, the Dawes Act, and the Morrill Act. Students respond to 21 short answer analysis questions about the documents. The text...
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Chinese Immigration and Exclusion

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students investigate the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act. In this Chinese immigration activity, students study evidence and develop hypotheses about reasons for Chinese immigration and exclusion. Students use a timeline and graphic organizers...
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Mysteries of Vernacular: Dynamite

For Students 7th - 12th
Start class off with a bang! Check out this video, part of a series on word development, which tracks the meaning of the word dynamite back to the inventor of dynamite, Alfred Nobel. After perfecting his invention, Nobel created the word...
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Every Day Edit - The Golden Spike

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing worksheet, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about the "golden spike." The errors range from punctuation, capitalization, grammar, and spelling.
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Gold Rush -- Lesson 4

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers continue their examination of the Gold Rush in California. In groups, they use a map to examine the original sites of the towns and what happened to them. They work together to create a brochure for one of the towns...
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All Aboard The Campaign Train!

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learners explore campaign politics. In this political campaign lesson, students investigate multimedia sources in order to examine the structure of political parties and platforms from previous presidential elections. Learners then...
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Types of Trains

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders explore different types of trains. In this science lesson, 3rd graders study the "Orphan Train" and write a paragraph about what it would feel like to be riding a train during this time period.
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Read All About It

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students investigate the concept of conducting research to create a newspaper. They use tools of research to gather information. The information is interpreted while working in small groups. Then the groups write articles that can be put...
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U.S. History I Final Exam Pretest

For Students 8th - 11th
In this American history final exam review worksheet, students respond to 65 fill in the blank questions from Reconstruction to contemporary times. Word banks are provided.