NOTE: In order for the packet to be completed, the students must have access to the original text - "You Wouldn't Want to Work on the Railroad!" by Ian Graham
Using the "You Wouldn't Want to Be" series, students will examine the life of a railroad worker in the 1860's. Students will complete a packet that coincides with each page of the book to further their understanding of the topic. They will learn about the Chinese and Irish Laborers, the history of the Golden Spike, the art of track laying and other informational pages. The title of each page in the book corresponds to a page in the packet. Students will put the information that they read in their own words and produce original artwork to accompany the text.
BONUS: Packet includes sample student work in color.