Western Expansion in the United States and Canada – The Transcontinental Railroad

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Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this Western Expansion lesson, students conduct research to find out how the Transcontinental Railroad fueled territorial expansion in the United States and Canada. Students write essays about the immigration influx, the adjustment of Native Americans, or the trip west for settlers.

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Grade
8th - 12th
Subjects
Social Studies & History
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
3 days
Instructional Strategy
Research