Student will be engaged in creating a railway throughout a state of your choice. My students used this to work with Strawberry Girl and therefore it uses Florida in the early 1900s. I have included the PowerPoint so that you may change it to reflect the state and time period of choice.
The amount of funds is editable, but on the rubric I included that the $25 million and $35,000 per mile was about 714 miles of railway to build.
My students used MapQuest for mileage and for visuals of Florida maps. This was a very engaging product with positive results.