Orphan Trains: Journeys of Salvation and Sorrow

GeoHistory
GeoLiteracy
Lesson Plan Content
Description: 
In this lesson students will learn about Orphan Trains (their background, destinations, and experiences of the riders). Students will also create a thematic map.
Author: 
Dennis Rees
Grade Range: 
7
Duration: 
3 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
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
17: How to apply geography to interpret the past