All Aboard- Central Pacific Railroad
Second graders explore the construction of the Central Pacific Railroad. In this U.S. history lesson plan, 2nd graders discuss vocabulary and events that occurred in the 1860s pertaining to the construction of the Central Pacific...
I Hear the Locomotives: The Impact of the Transcontinental Railroad
Young scholars 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.
Planning A Railroad Online Lesson
Learners 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...
American West: Railroads
In these American West worksheets, students cut out the cards related to the American West and the railroads. Students match the cards together.
Planning A Railroad
Students use topographical maps students explain the challenges involved in building the railroad in the Sierra Nevada mountains.
Goldentail's Rounding Railroad
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...
Learners 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.
Austin & Texas Central Railroad
For 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.
Chinese Immigration and Exclusion
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...
Every Day Edit - The Golden Spike
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.
Gold Rush -- Lesson 4
Students 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 and...
All Aboard The Campaign Train!
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...
Types of Trains
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.
Read All About It
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...