Young scholars investigate the involvement of the railroad in the development of communities and the nation. They compare the role of Thurmond rail operations in the early 20th century with transportation centers in their community today.
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Rendezvous at Promontory: A New Look at the Golden Spike Ceremony
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...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Could you live without your phone? What about cars, steel, or clothing? Class groups collaborate to produce presentations that argue that either the telephone, the gramophone, the automobile, the textile industry, or the steel industry...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Words In The News Latin American Migrant Money
Students explore the life of a migrant worker. They compare the life of those living in the United States with a poorer country such as Mexico or Latin America. After looking up the definitions of vocabulary words, groups of students...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
Learning From Document - Public Laws
Students research primary sources about the Bracero worker program. For this primary source lesson, students investigate two public laws along with other documents to determine if the Bracero worker program was implemented properly. They...
6th - 12th 21st Century Skills
Tracing the Route of Bracero
Students make a map showing the work of a Bracero Worker. In this Bracero lesson plan, students listen to a worker in an online oral history as he explains his work locations and crops. They use a map to plot the areas he worked and the...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
The Industrial Economy
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...
13 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable