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This Transcontinental Railroad PowerPoint Lesson is the perfect addition to your Westward Expansion Unit! This lesson includes guided notes that students can use to follow along while you teach. The Guided Notes come in both a printable and digital version for use with Google Classroom.It includes 6
This internet scavenger hunt directs students to a website. Students will use the website about the Louisiana Purchase to answer questions provided on the worksheets. This is an awesome way to incorporate technology into your classroom!Includes:- 3 page internet scavenger hunt- answer keyThis intern
This product is great when studying The Transcontinental Railroad and/or Westward Expansion. Several standards from 3rd to 5th grade are covered. Included: -Teacher directions of how to use in the classroom -2 page Transcontinental Railroad reading passage -Transcontinental Railroad reading passage
This product contains 8 one-page reading passages covering The Transcontinental Railroad Workers, Life on the Job, Central Pacific Railroad, Union Pacific Railroad, Promontory Summit, Dangers of the Job and more. Perfect for SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS, enrichment learning, homeschool or co-ops!The buildin
Transcontinental Railroad (Westward Expansion) - Webquest with Key - This 6 page document contains a webquest and teachers key related to the basics of the Transcontinental Railroad in America. It contains 20 questions from the history.com website. Your students will learn about the history of the
4th - 10th
A comprehensive resource for getting your students up, moving, and thinking critically about the transcontinental railroad! Students begin the lesson by working with the vocabulary necessary for understanding the six transcontinental railroad primary source documents. Next, students rotate through
This article describes the Transcontinental Railroad. 24 questions (matching, true/false, and multiple choice) assess students' understanding. I've included a color and black and white version, as well as a key. INCLUDES:article (900-1000 Lexile) 24 questions- matching, true/false, multiple choiceC
The intent of this NO PREP lesson is to expose students to a variety of topics in a short amount of time using fun and engaging methods. The resource is available in both print and Google Docs formats! After completing this lesson, students will have an understanding of the transformative impact of
9 Reading passages cover the Transcontinental Railroad, The Central Pacific Railroad, The Union Pacific Railroad, The Workers, Life on the Job, Promontory Summit, and More. This product is great for Social Studies (History) and Language Arts (Reading Comprehension). Perfect for use by substitute
Students will read and answer questions about the building of the Transcontinental Railroad, the Chinese and Irish immigrant labor, and the Land of Opportunity vs. Protectionism. Students will analyze primary source photographs and political cartoons and work with data to color code sources of immig
Students will learn about significant people and events in the American West (1862-1895). The gallery walk contains 12 documents and 33 questions. I have included an answer key. Please message me if you have any questions. *This is a great activity to get students out of their seats and moving! *Edi
Transcontinental Railroad Webquest (Route and Timeline)Students will gain knowledge about the building of the Transcontinental Railroad by completing a map and timeline webquest on the Central Pacific and Union Pacific. The Transcontinental Railroad Webquest uses an amazing website created by Linda
This doodle notes set gives an overview of the 1st Transcontinental Railroad built by the Union Pacific and Central Pacific Railroads between 1863-1869.What's included with the printed Doodle Notes:*Teacher directions and suggestions (2 pages, uneditable PDF)*Blank doodle notes for students to fill
For the first time, America stretches from sea to shining sea! Charlie Brown reveals the incredible story of how work crews defied rivers and mountains to link East with West. Great supplemental video for any unit dealing with the building of the transcontinental railroad. This 12 question video gui
This amazing, fun lesson includes a dynamic, visually engaging powerpoint with over 20 3D images that will captivate your students! It tells the amazing story of the building of the First Transcontinental Railroad from the Homestead Act through the hammering of the Golden Spike at Promontory Point,
Permission to use with Google Classroom.We make social studies come alive for students! Our engaging and original text covers all the key players and events that make the race to finish the Transcontinental Railroad so exciting and so important an influence on American history. Complete unit is read
Transcontinental Railroad Crossword Transcontinental Railroad Vocabulary Comprehension American Railroad A simple, easy, engaging resource for my westward expansion unit. My students love them this year and it keeps them engaged, yet productive! Key Words Included: railroad-Louisiana Purchase-Tho
9 reading passages covers the Building of the Transcontinental Railroad, the Union Pacific and Central Pacific Railroads, Emigrant Workers, Life on the Job, Promontory Point and more. Includes one comprehension worksheet for each reading passage. Classroom and enrichment activities keep students en
Objective: To examine the creation of the transcontinental railroad.Key Terms and People:Transcontinental RailroadCentral Pacific RailroadUnion Pacific RailroadPromontory Point, UTChinese LaborersMultimedia:Video - Transcontinental Railroad (3:27)
Teach your students about the Transcontinental Railroad. This resource is compatible for use with your Google Classroom™ or for distance learning. The passage in this versatile resource combines social studies and reading informational text in one convenient lesson. It’s an effective and engaging wa
Your students will love this approach to history! This 27 page reader's theater is specifically created to meet the Georgia Performance Standards for 5th grade, but can be used by others who want to show change over time in their social studies curriculum. I've made two versions; one as the full c
4th - 12th
The Transcontinental Railroad Escape Room gives students a chance to get out of their seats and solve clues! This escape room activity covers the following topics: Transcontinental Railroad, workers, challenges and development. No prior knowledge is needed. I prefer to use this as an introduction ac
Get all aboard learning about the Transcontinental Railroad using the eight activities in this 18 page unit! The activities can be used in a lapbook or individually. Great for a social studies unit or in conjunction with books about the Transcontinental Railroad such as Ten Mile Day and Coolies. Act
Students read an account of the completion of the transcontinental railroad in 1869 and answer 15 questions. Seven are derived from the text and 8 are discussion questions. The answers are included where appropriate and this would be great for a sub!Sample questions include:--Explain why secessio

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