Assignments & Activities
Available to teachers only as part of the Teaching Transcontinental Railroad Teacher Pass
Teaching Transcontinental Railroad Teacher Pass includes:
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Sample of Assignments & Activities
Document Analysis: Theodore Judah's Proposal
In this exercise, your students will examine Theodore Judah's 1857 proposal for a transcontinental railroad. In particular, they will examine his financing proposal and consider why eventually public financing became more viable.1. Share t...
Document Analysis: Chinese Labor
American workers came to resent the Chinese labors brought to the United States to work in the railroads. In this exercise your students will examine several sources in order to determine if the American workers had legitimate grievances or if the...