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I Hear the Locomotives: The Impact of the Transcontinental Railroad
3rd - 5th
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.
Western Expansion in the United States and Canada – The Transcontinental Railroad
8th - 12th
Learners 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...
Rendezvous at Promontory: A New Look at the Golden Spike Ceremony
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...
The Railroad Journey and the Industrial Revolution: Crash Course World History 214
13 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Reluctance to accept new technology is not a unique attribute to the 21st century. An informative video from Crash Course World History covers the rollout of the transcontinental railroad during the Industrial Revolution, and whether or...
Traveling the Transcontinental from Yesterday to Today
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...
The Election of 1860 & the Road to Disunion
14 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
From the passage of the Fugitive Slave Law and construction of a transcontinental railroad to the conflicts that arose as a result of the Kansas-Nebraska Act and the Dred Scott decision, this video will take your young historians through...
Westward Expansion: Image and Reality
5th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
As your young historians study Westward Expansion, practice in-depth primary source analysis with the documents and guidelines presented in this resource. They will examine a lithograph and excerpts from two letters written by a Nebraska...
Causes of the Civil War: Missouri Compromise, Compromise of 1850 and Kansas Nebraska Act
8th - 10th CCSS: Adaptable
How did the Missouri Compromise, the Compromise of 1850, and the Kansas-Nebraska Act contribute to the growing tensions that led to the Civil war? To better understand the events that led to the Civil War, young historians engage in a...
Cross-Curricular Reading Comprehension Worksheets
2nd - 6th CCSS: Adaptable
This series of cross-curricular resources covers just about every subject, ranging from social studies to geometry to physical science. Each worksheet includes a reading passage and five questions that require learners to apply reading skills and practice with the content from the various subject areas. While some passages are stronger than others, this series offers a wide selection that you can pick and choose from when looking to supplement a unit of study.
California Becomes an Agricultural and Industrial Power
4th - 5th
Students examine how California became an agricultural and industrial leader. Using stories of the Gold Rush, mail service, and Transcontinental Railroad, they discover how the state developed politically and culturally since the 1850s....
Romanticism, Transcendentalism, and Gothic Literature
9th - 12th
Introduce viewers to the five "I"'s of Romanticism—imagination, intuition, idealism, inspiration, and individuality—with a colorful presentation that details the concepts of the American Romantic movement and features American poets,...
Human-Environment Interaction in the United States and Canada
6th - 8th
In this environmental geography worksheet, learners use graphic organizers to note 7 ways people in the United States and Canada have both created and solved problems through their interaction with the environment. Students also use a...