THE TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROADDownload
Students strengthen literacy skills as they prepare for life as railroad workers in the 1860s.
Students develop geography skills as they examine the push and pull factors of coming to a new country and the dangers of building a railroad through the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Engage students in civic discussion when they decide to strike in response to unjust pay and working conditions in the unit’s critical incident, which is designed to cultivate speaking and listening skills.
- Teacher’s handbook
- Reproducible handouts
- Student portfolio
- Content slide sets
- Electronic version
This title is part of the series: THE TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD