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Ten Mile Day

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Get your class working on the railroad with this detailed and interactive instructional activity. After reading and discussing Ten Mile Day, learners explore division of labor, human capital, and productivity with a hands-on group...
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What Else Was Happening During the Civil War Era?

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Examine a time of political division and upheaval— not unlike our own—using firsthand accounts. While study of the Civil War often takes center stage in the classroom, the 1850s and 1860s were a period of profound change in other areas...
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The Settlement of the American West

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What do Abraham Lincoln and the Transcontinental Railroad have in common? Using a set of primary source documents, including pictures, maps, and treaties, class members link together the common themes of expansion into the American West....
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Reasons for Westward Expansion

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
"Go West, young man!" is a familiar refrain in American history. But why did people leave their homes in the East to travel westward and what impact did that movement have on people already living in the American West? By examining...
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Evaluating Perspectives on Westward Expansion

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Although popular culture tells the story of the American West simplistically, its reality is far more complex. Native American tribes—while already on the land—didn't have the same interests, and conflicts between white settlers and...
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The Mexican Revolution

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The legacies of the Mexican Revolution are visible today—even if some history classes don't cover them. Using primary sources from leaders in Mexico at the time of the popular uprising and other evidence, such as railroad maps, young...
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Transcontinental Railroad

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Did the Transcontinental Railroad connect the nation or divide it? Learners demonstrate their knowledge of the impact of the Transcontinental Railroad in a written assessment. The assessment also uses an original photo as a prompt for...
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Chinese Immigration and Exclusion

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The Chinese Exclusion Act was the first race-based restriction on immigration in American history. Why was the act passed after Chinese immigrants helped build the Transcontinental Railroad? A series of documents, including speeches and...
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Great Plains Homesteaders

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
"Westward, ho!" may have been their cry in spite of the hardships. Using a series of photographs by Solomon D. Butcher of those who ventured west, class members consider what life was like in the 1800s for those who embarked on the...
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Perfect Postcards: California

For Teachers 4th Standards
It's time to hear about some adventures in travel! The Transcontinental Railroad changed life and travel in the United States during the 1800s. Practicing online research skills, pupils discover the features they would like to visit on...
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New Mexico and Las Gorras Blancas

For Students 4th - 12th
Fence cutters, lost land, and cattle ranchers. The video explains the plight of Hispanic Americans when New Mexico became a state. The video also shows young historians why New Mexico's statehood was less violent than that of Texas.
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Working in Birmingham's Iron Industry

For Teachers 4th
What did railroads, iron, and industry contributed to Birmingham's successful growth? The lesson explains how the iron industry worked. It also describes how the location of Birmingham and its proximity to railroads. played a key role in...
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2018 AP® World History Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
How were the development of railroads critical to the rise of empires? Scholars delve into the relationship between the two using a documents-based question from College Board. Other prompts explore ideas such as nomadic and sedentary...
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2013 AP® Human Geography Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
How have railroads influenced urban growth? What are the consequences of population booms? What has led to the growth of tech centers like Silicon Valley? A series of short-answer questions from the College Board explores the dynamics in...
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2016 AP® European History Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Why was the Scientific Revolution so significant? What led to Dutch prosperity during the 1600s? To what extent have employment patterns changed in France in the last 100 years? Young historians consider these questions and get solid...
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The Backbone of Total War - Trains in WW1

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Can a railroad win a war? Scholars use a short video clip to analyze the impact the railway system had on the outcome of the First World War. The 27th lesson of a 32-part unit on the Great War investigates the use of trains to move...
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1850-1874 Railroads and Settlement

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Have you ever wondered how your town was placed where it is? Scholars research the impact the advancement of the railroad due to the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act had on the formation of civilization in the Great Plains. Map...
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The Railroad Journey and the Industrial Revolution: Crash Course World History 214

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Reluctance to accept new technology is not a unique attribute to the 21st century. An informative video from Crash Course World History covers the rollout of the transcontinental railroad during the Industrial Revolution, and whether or...
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Isn’t It Exciting? (The American Industrial Revolution and Urbanization)

For Teachers 6th
America was built on the ingenuity, work ethic, and foresight of our ancestors. Sixth graders learn about the complex Gilded Age in American history, including the prominent inventors and captains of industry, and how they all connect...
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Legacies of El Dorado

For Teachers 5th Standards
How did the emergence of the Gold Rush in California lead to the development of an urban society, largely connected to a wider world of trade? Young historians review and analyze eight primary source documents to discover the cultural...
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The Physics of Flight

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Three activities allow young flight engineers to understand the 4 principles of flight (weight, lift, thrust, and drag), to construct a glider, and to create a propeller. Multicultural history and literature are integrated by reading...
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Growth of Florida's Railroads

For Students 5th - 7th
Based on an examination of Florida's railroad system, this multi-step lesson addresses FCAT requirements specific to Florida. After reading a passage, scholars use a map of the state to label railroad systems. They describe the goods...
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I Hear the Locomotives: The Impact of the Transcontinental Railroad

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students examine the effects the Transcontinental Railroad had on the regions through which it passed. They analyze and discuss maps, view and describe online images, and use photos and documents to develop a cause-and-effect ladder.
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Ann Arbor Growth & Immigration

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders describe some of the factors that brought early settlers to Ann Arbor. They read Narrative-A Trip from Utica, New York, to Ingham County, Michigan in 1838. As an added challenge, 3rd graders can use maps to track Silas...