America: The Story of US - Episode 6: Heartland

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AMERICA: THE STORY OF US - EPISODE 6: HEARTLAND

THIS WORKSHEET SET INCLUDES TWO VERSIONS OF FILL-IN-THE-BLANK VIDEO NOTES FOR EPISODE 6 OF THE EPIC SERIES AMERICA: THE STORY OF US. THE FIRST VERSION IS LONGER, WITH 55 QUESTIONS, COVERS MAIN IDEAS AND SPECIFIC DETAILS, AND IS MORE APPROPRIATE FOR HIGH SCHOOL OR STUDENTS WHO ARE ABLE TO WATCH THE VIDEO INDEPENDENTLY AND PAUSE WHEN NEEDED. THE SHORTENED VERSION HAS 40 QUESTIONS AND IS MORE APPROPRIATE FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL. THE WORKSHEETS ARE SEPARATED INTO SEGMENTS AND TIME STAMPED, SO TEACHERS CAN CHOOSE TO SHOW THE WHOLE VIDEO OR SIMPLY A SECTION RELATED TO THEIR CURICULUM. THE SET ALSO INLCUDES, IN ORDER, AN ANSWER KEY.

55 Question worksheet. 40 Question worksheet.
Do you want to show the History Channel's amazing video series, AMERICA: THE STORY OF US, EPISODE 6: HEARTLAND, but are afraid your students will become bored or stray off-task? Fear no more! This worksheet will keep students engaged, on-task, and increase their comprehension of the series. While watching the video, students will complete a series of fill-in-the-blank, true or false, and short answer questions. All questions follow the video in order. An answer key is included.

EPISODE SUMMARY FROM THE HISTORY CHANNEL:
In 1869, the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of America, more than two thousand miles apart, are linked by continuous metal rails. The Transcontinental Railroad – the world’s first – is one of the most ambitious human enterprises since the Great Wall of China, and much of it is built by Chinese laborers who immigrate to the U.S. in search of work and the promises of prosperity.

The railroad doesn’t just change the lives of Americans, it alters the entire ecology of the continent – and there are enormous casualties that result from this massive and transformative project. The vast Plains, where buffalo and Native Americans roam, become home to farmers who build houses of grass, and cowboys who trail their cattle thousands of miles to the railheads. Steel roads and now steel wire fences parcel up the Plains.

In less than a quarter of a century, the West is won – by the railroad, the fence, and the plow.

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America: The Story of US - Episode 6: Heartland
America: The Story of US - Episode 6: Heartland
America: The Story of US - Episode 6: Heartland
America: The Story of US - Episode 6: Heartland
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