The Building of the Transcontinental Railroad#140

Students participation in a simulation of laying the track of Transcontinental Railroad starting from three different locations. They use toothpicks and coffee stirrers to build the rails. They evaluate which group laid the most track and discuss the geographic obstacles that were encountered along the way.

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Resource Details

Grade
5th - 6th
Subjects
Social Studies & History
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategy
Simulation