Lesson Plans & Activities
Transcontinental
Railroad

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For Teachers

Transcontinental Railroad

Abraham Lincoln signed the bill, “Pacific Railroad Act of 1892.” Two companies were hired to build a railroad.

Overview 
Crossword Puzzle 
Vocabulary 
Word Find  

Transcontinental Railroad Unit

I Hear the Locomotives: The Impact of the Transcontinental Railroad 

The Transcontinental Railroad, lesson plan

The Great Railroad Race - Transcontinental Railroad

Railroad Personalities & Lesson Plan 

Lesson Plan: Planning a Railroad

Lesson Plan: The Importance of the Transcontinental Railroad 

Anti-Rail, Growth of Regionalism

Anti-Railroad Propaganda Poster  

Transcontinental Railroad (lesson plans, activities)

Union Pacific Railroad History

The Railroads - The Big Four (investors in the Transcontinental Railroad)  

The Transcontinental Railroad (pbs)

History of the Transcontinental Railroad

Chinese-American Contribution to the Transcontinental Railroad

The Transcontinental Railroad

Learn California - The Transcontinental Railroad (quiz questions)

Railroads History Through Music

Transcontinental Railroad - Free Presentations in PowerPoint format

Free Video Clips for American History

See Also: Overviews
American History Index

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For Kids

Transcontinental Railroad, Growth of Railroads, 
Railroad Fun - Free Interactive Online Games for Kids


Resources

Kids: Interesting Railroad Facts Math Skills Worksheet 
Teachers: Interesting Railroad Facts Math Skills Worksheet  

Kids: Which Railroad Worker's Diet Would You Choose? 
Teachers: Which Railroad Worker's Diet Would You Choose?

Free Video Clips

Transcontinental Railroad - Free Presentations in PowerPoint format

Free American History Games

 Free Clip Art








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