After studying the Transcontinental Railroad, students can display their knowledge about its route, the major companies involved, and the cities from which it traveled by creating a map! They can use the template provided or start with a blank storyboard. Students should include a key with symbols to indicate important features of the railroad determined by the teacher such as cities, states, the routes, physical features, etc. In this example the following are included: the Central Pacific Railroad route, the Union Pacific Railroad route, Omaha, Nebraska, Promontory Point, Utah, Sacramento, California, and the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
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Objective: Create a map about the transcontinental railroad.
Grade Level 6-8
Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)
Type of Assignment IndividualCommon Core Standards