examine, explain, and evaluate a variety of literary and visual primary sources that describe and depict the development and impact of railroads on sectional relationships, national unity, and economic growth during the nineteenth century.
analyze and assess eyewitness accounts, a notable photograph, and two maps of railway routes.
read, discuss, and draw conclusions about the text and major concepts.
make a sound response to one of several possible “essential...
read and understand primary source writings from two key documents that encouraged settlers to go west and that established congressional support of what would eventually become the transcontinental railroad.
use a graphic organizer to guide them as they read and analyze the legislative acts.