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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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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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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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Narrative Prompt

For Students 8th Standards
Reading about history is nothing like experiencing it firsthand. Encourage your eighth graders to do the next best thing with a historical narrative prompt, in which they describe the experience of a first-time traveler on the...
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The Canadian Ribbon of Steel

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students research the building of the Canadian Railroad and discuss the impact it has on Canada today.
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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 Industrial Economy

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Delve into the nitty-gritty of American industrialization in the decades after the Civil War, a period which saw the introduction of a national currency, dramatic population and economic growth, and the birth of the first modern...
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The Building of the Transcontinental Railroad#140

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Learners 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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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'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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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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Transcontinental Railroad

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders explain the development of the American West following the Civil War. They also explore the Homestead Act of 1862 and the Pacific Railway Act of 1862. They also participate in a simulation about the American West.
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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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Chinese Immigration and Exclusion

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Learners investigate the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act. In this Chinese immigration activity, students study evidence and develop hypotheses about reasons for Chinese immigration and exclusion. Learners use a timeline and graphic organizers...
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From Salt Lake City toSingapore... Products of UtahTravel Worldwide

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders examine the products of Utah. In this economics instructional activity, 7th graders investigate the products grown and processed in Utah today and historically. Students explore the impact of the railroad on Utah's economy.
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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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Capitalization and Punctuation Worksheet 2

For Students 7th - 10th
In this grammar instructional activity, students correct the punctuation and capitalization errors in fifteen sentences. Students check their answers when their done.
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You be the Tour Guide

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students research the natural features and wildlife of Arizona and Utah. They draw a map of the region that includes rivers, towns, mountains and roads. They work together to create a travel brochure of the area.
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Sing Away Songs

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students research the history of Bryce Canyon National Park. They identify geological features of the Park while examining its recreational activities. They work together to write lyrics to a song about the Park.
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Train Problem

For Students 9th - 10th
In this algebra worksheet, students are given a word problem and asked to use algebra to solve it. They have to calculate the speed of a train and a car if they are both moving at a constant rate. There is an answer key.
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Nonfiction History Stories

For Students 4th - 5th
Three different reading comprehension worksheets are all related to understanding informational or historic stories. Learners read the stories (non included) then answer ten short answer, ten multiple choice, and ten five 'w'...
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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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All Aboard The Campaign Train!

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars 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. Young...