A Town is Born

GeoHistory
GeoLiteracy
Legacy
Lesson Plan Content
Description: 
In 1881, the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad began building a bridge over a deep, wide canyon in northern Arizona known as the Devil’s Canyon, or Canyon Diablo. In this lesson students will learn about the effects of human migration on places and how changes in technology affect the location of economic activities in places.
Author: 
Dianne McKee
Grade Range: 
4-12
Duration: 
1-2 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Standards
Arizona Geography Concepts: 
4: Human Systems
National Geography Standards: 
4: The physical and human characteristics of places
9: The characteristics, distribution and migration of human populations
14: How human actions modify the physical environment