This is a four part unit by Reading Through History which covers the Tom Thumb, early railroads, the Transcontinental Railroad, and the Golden Spike ceremony in Promontory, Utah. Each reading is followed by three pages of student activities which include reading comprehension questions, guided reading activities, vocabulary activities, student summaries, and a student response essay question.
There is enough material to cover 2-4 days of class, depending on if one or two lessons are completed in each period. My students typically complete a lesson in about 25-30 minutes.
"The Common Core Standards were written and developed by The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. © Copyright 2010. National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. All rights reserved."
"This product is the work of Reading Through History. It is intended to support the implementation of the CCCSS. No approval by, nor association with, the creators of the CCSS is intended or implied."
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.