This is a five lesson unit by Reading Through History. It covers the development of the North during the years 1820-1860, with a special focus on transportation, communication, agriculture, and factories. Topics covered include John Deere's steel-tipped plow, the mechanical reaper, working conditions in factories, Samuel Morse and the telegraph, railroads, clippers, and the Erie Canal. There is enough material to cover 3-5 days of class, depending on if one or two lessons are done in a period.
**My students typically finish an assignment in around 30 minutes.
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