Planning A Railroad Online Lesson

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 lesson, students first discover how to read a topographical map, then use these maps to try to find the route they recommend. Young scholars study the original map of the route, made by Judah, and compare it to their own.

4th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
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World History
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategy
Project-Based Learning
2 hrs

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