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Paired Texts: Transcontinental Railroad (Design a Job Flyer Assessment)
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
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Transcontinental Railroad Unit Includes Engaging Text, Activities & Art Project
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 ready-to-teach. Includes: Theodore Judah

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Wild, Wild West Careers: Transcontinental Railroad Worker
This product contains 9 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. This product is also perfect for SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS, enrichment learning, homeschool
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Transcontinental Railroad (Westward Expansion) - Webquest with Key
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
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Transcontinental Railroad Internet Scavenger Hunt WebQuest Activity
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 key This
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Transcontinental Railroad Webquest (Route and Timeline)
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 Lin
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BUNDLE - TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD
Includes Nine one-page Reading Passages covering the Transcontinental Railroad, Union Pacific and Central Pacific Railroads, Emigrant Workers, Promontory Point. Contains 9 pages of Comprehension Questions, Classroom and Enrichment Activities, 36 Bingo Cards, 24 Word and Clue Cards, Graphic Organiz

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Transcontinental Railroad Lesson Plan Collection
This great lesson plan collection includes 6 lesson plans that cover the importance of the Transcontinental Railroad. My students especially enjoy the Transcontinental Webquest and writing activity. Depending on how you use the lesson plans you will have activities for 3 to 5 class periods. Answer s
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The Building of the Transcontinental Railroad - Video Guide
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 g

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Transcontinental Railroad Board Game
Kids love games! Our board games are perfect for centers or for small groups. Each game reinforces unit concepts in a lively, fast-paced format. Rules are easy to learn. If your students have ever played Sorry! or Chutes & Ladders, they will be familiar with the layouts. What you get: a digi
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Transcontinental Railroad Learning Stations and DBQ
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 different Transcontinental Railroad primary source documents. Next, students rotat
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Transcontinental Railroad Timeline
This hand-out is a cut and paste activity. Students cut descriptions out and paste them to corresponding images and dates. This file includes information about The Big Four, Theodore Judah, Samuel Morse, Central Pacific, and Pony Express. It covers California History/Social Studies Standards 4.4.
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Create a Transcontinental Railroad Poster
This is a 3 slide powerpoint presentation I use in class after discussing and reading about the Transcontinental Railroad. I have the students create their own poster to show what it would look like if they were living in this time. The first slide gives the directions and sets up the activity, th
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Transcontinental Railroad 1869 Primary Source Worksheet
This worksheet allows students to use a primary source document to learn about the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad in 1869 This activity is very easy to use. All you have to do is print off the primary source from the following website for classroom use or direct students to the website
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The Transcontinental Railroad Lapbook and Learning Activities
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
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Transcontinental Railroad Game
This game can be used for the whole class or can be an exciting center. It works great to wrap up a unit on the Transcontinental Railroad, or as a review later in the year. The game allows students to actively engage with how life would have been for different people affected by the building of the
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Transcontinental Railroad Crossword
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
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Transcontinental Railroad , Pony Express and More! I Have...Who Has?  Game
This 34 card game is a great way to learn about and review the events of the how communication and travel occurred in the 1850's and 1860's. Topics included: Transcontinental Railroad Big Four Theodore Judah Pony Express Telegraph Overland Mail Co. Chinese Civil War Irish Immigrants Promontory, Utah

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Transcontinental Railroad Color-By-Number
Need a fun Transcontinental Railroad activity? This color-by-number is a good way to teach or review this concept. Students will answer questions about the railroad, then color the picture according to the color code. An answer key is included. Have fun teaching! **Visit my store to see a wide vari
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American West Gallery Walk (Transcontinental Railroad, Homestead Act, Dawes Act)
Students will learn about the significant events in the American West. The gallery walk contains 12 pictures/excerpts and 33 student questions. There are 8 stations and students will spend 3-5 minutes at each before rotating. I have included gallery walk instructions. Gallery walks are good kinesthe
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History in Action - Transcontinental Railroad Simulation - Westward Expansion
Studying westward expansion? Here's a great activity for you to complete with your students or grade level! Students are deeply engaged as they complete the building of the transcontinental railroad as railroad workers. Students get task cards, worker profiles, and some even experience the hardshi
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Transcontinental Railroad Math Scavenger Hunt 4th Grade Word Problems
Students will love solving these transcontinental railroad word problems using multiplication, division, addition and subtraction. Place the cards around the classroom or even outside, give students an answer sheet and watch while they run around answering math problems. Included are two levels of

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Transcontinental Railroad Promontory Point American Document Analysis Activity
This 1-page handout provides a personal account of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad at Promontory Point followed by guiding questions for students to use in analysis. Includes a significance wrap-up question in which students utilize all of the information to explain the significance

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The Transcontinental Railroad Primary Source Analysis
Students read an account of the completion of the transcontinental railroad in 1869 and answer 15 questions. Seven questions 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

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