Allegheny Portage Railroad: Developing Transportation Technology (23)
Young scholars research the innovative technology used in building the Allegheny Portage Railroad, and how it was applied to other projects. They discuss technological change and the effect it has on their lives.
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"The Real McCoy:" African American Inventors in History
Class members research African American inventors, the challenges they faced in their attempts to patent their works, and the importance of their inventions to the development of technology. After a brief introduction to inventors Elijah...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Old Stone House Lesson Plan
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...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Railroad Journey and the Industrial Revolution: Crash Course World History 214
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...
13 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site
Students use drawings, maps, readings, paintings and photos to consider how the topography of Pennsylvania led to the construction of the Allegheny Portage Railroad. They also investigate their own community's transportation history.
5th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Squashed Tomato Challenge
Nepalese farmers are faced with long, arduous journeys to sell their crops (including tomatoes) to the local markets at the bottom of the mountains. With this in mind, your young engineers will be challenged to build a model that can...
7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Whispers of Angels: Buffalo and the Underground Railroad
What role did Buffalo, New York play in the Underground Railroad? Young historians investigate the Underground Railroad ties to Buffalo and western New York. They create a web site or multimedia presentation based on the research. If...
6th - 12th English Language Arts
California's Golden History: 1848-1880
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...
11th Social Studies & History
Anti-Railroad Propaganda Poster -- The Growth of Regionalism, 1800 - 1860
Students research the anti-railroad movement of the mid-19th century. They review propaganda from the period and consider various points of view. They develop role-plays and write essays using their research.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History