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How the Railroad Transformed the Development of Champaign-Urbana

Students research how the development of the railroad transformed the area of Champaign County known as Champaign-Urbana. They look at the censuses for the county and compare the figures from right before, during, and after the earliest trains arrived in the area. Also, students investigate how railroads effect the placement of the University of Illinois.

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Resource Details

Grade
Higher Ed
Subjects
Social Studies & History
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
21 days
Instructional Strategy
Project-Based Learning
Included Materials
  • Project