Planning A Railroad
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Students use topographical maps students explain the challenges involved in building the railroad in the Sierra Nevada mountains.
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Young scholars 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 activity, students first discover how...
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