Transcontinental Railroad: The Challenge of Bridging a Continent
Project Introduction

Instruction Time: 20 minutes on Day 1


We will begin the lesson by having a class discussion on what students know about the Transcontinental Railroad. The teacher will list any prior knowledge on a piece of butcher paper.

Then, with a basic introduction to the Transcontinental Railroad, students will be introduced to the key elements that affected its construction.


Transcontinental Railroad Powerpoint Presentation