This lesson starts by tracing the process and technological innovations that led to the railroads, probably the greatest revolution in overland transportation in history. It then looks at the far-reaching impact of railroads, including their role in creating the consumer society.
In the PowerPoint, the color flowchart develops slide by slide while other notes for the students scroll down the side. There are also extensive photos with captions mixed in to illustrate the lesson and capture students’ interest. This packet also contains a student reading.
For accompanying text, go to View then to Notes Page in slide one.
For free views of all the flowcharts, go to www.flowofhistory.com
I've made the following revisions to this product:
Updated the color scheme of the flowcharts
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FC.112 The Evolution of Railroads
by Chris Butler
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