Transcontinental Railroad

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Who built the Transcontinental Railroad and why was it important? Your class can learn about the laying down of these tracks by reading a short passage. Pupils then respond to five questions related to the text.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Assign this passage for homework or as a warm-up
  • Use this during a unit on railroads in the United States
Classroom Considerations
  • The passage asserts that trains are no longer major modes of transportation; however, this is not entirely accurate
  • This is part of a series of cross-curricular resources
Pros
  • Cross-curricular resource requires learners to use reading skills with a text covering social studies concepts
  • An answer key is included
Cons
  • None
Common Core