Perfect Postcards: California

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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 their own railroad trips across the state of California. Afterward, they create postcards of their trips.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use the lesson as an introductory activity to the study of railroads
  • Adapt the activities to each particular state
Classroom Considerations
  • Lesson focuses on California landmarks
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • Lessons allows for interdisciplinary instruction
  • It's simple to integrate into a larger unit on transportation or innovation
  • Some research links no longer work
  • Resource includes an Amtrak ad and promotional link
Common Core