The Transcontinental Railroad: How Did It Change American Society and Environment?

GeoHistory
GeoLiteracy
GeoSTEM
ELL
Lesson Plan Content
Description: 
In this lesson, students will use readings and maps to discuss the technology that was used to build the Transcontinental Railroad and then calculate the amount of money each railway company received. The Essential Question that will be answered is: How do human actions change American society and the environment? This lesson includes strategies for teaching diverse learners.
Author: 
Victoria White
Grade Range: 
7
Duration: 
3 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Materials to Assist Teachers and English Language Learners: 
Standards
Arizona Geography Concepts: 
1: The World in Spatial Terms
National Geography Standards: 
1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information
14: How human actions modify the physical environment