Transcontinental Railroad: The Challenge of Bridging a Continent

## Core UnderstandingsStudents understand the impact of the Transcontinental Railroad and its influence on the prosperity of California. Students become familiar with the contributions made by immigrants by examining the role of the Chinese upon an integral link that united America. Learning about the types of problems the railroad developers solved during construction and integration of the railroad into American society will help students see the relevance of math to important advancements in U.S. history.
## Learning ObjectivesStudents will discuss California’s need of the Transcontinental Railroad. Students will write about the importance of Theodore Judah’s role in the planning of the railroad. Students will translate word problems into math sentences and solve them. Students will create charts and graphs to show their reasoning effectively.
## Time Requirements6 hours 30 minutes over 5 days | ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

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