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This amazing, fun lesson includes a dynamic, visually engaging powerpoint with over 20 3D images that will captivate your students!
It tells the amazing story of the building of the First Transcontinental Railroad from the Homestead Act through the hammering of the Golden Spike at Promontory Point, Utah. The material is based on state and common core standards of US History.
The 22 slides start with 3 question a warm up to engage students the minute they walk in. The slides continue with notes students transcribe on an included graphic organizer and map. There are also primary source quotes you or students can read which help tell the story of the workers, planners, and Indian tribes along the way.
The download also includes a printable guided notes graphic organizer page plus a video link for the lesson.
This is definitely one of the most engaging PowerPoints you will ever use. I pass out 3D glasses to students as they enter the room and their excitement is so contagious. Engagement for this lesson is always through the roof. This is a guaranteed amazing lesson your students will remember years later!
The 3D images work with simple, cheap red/cyan anaglyph cardboard glasses. These can be purchased in bulk from Amazon or eBay and definitely worth it for how engaging the lesson can be! You can find more of my 3D PowerPoint lessons here.
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