Distance Learning: Transcontinental Railroad PowerPoint (with Guided Notes)

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Grade Levels
4th - 7th, Homeschool
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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 60 slides of information that are visually engaging and include many pictures, website links, and thought-provoking questions.

The lesson covers the following topics:

1. Travel before the Railroad

2. The Pony Express

3. The Telegraph and Samuel Morse

4. Transcontinental Railroad

5. The Union Pacific

6. The Central Pacific

7. Workers and Conflicts

8. Promontory Point, Utah

This lesson (along with interactive notes, printables, and more) is INCLUDED in my Westward Expansion Unit


Take a look at my other history lessons:

Civil War and Reconstruction Unit

Westward Expansion Unit

The Suffrage Movement

The Early 1900’s Unit

American Expansionism

The Roaring Twenties and the Great Depression Unit

World War 2 Unit

The Cold War Conflicts

Civil Rights Movement

September 11 Attacks

Economics Unit

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Total Pages
60 slides and 1 page of notes (printable and digital)
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 days
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