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Building of the Transcontinental Railroad (Free Program)

from The Durham Museum

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You may think you know everything there is to know about this important advancement in transportation, but we are here to give you a top five list of little known facts!  Hear about successes, blunders and the characters involved in the 6-year project that helped to shape the west! Artifacts and photos help this session bring the Transcontinental Railroad to life!

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About This Program

Cost

Multipoint: $0.00
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FREE!


Currently no charge .

Length

60 minutes


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Adult Learners

Minimum participants:

10

Maximum participants:

30


Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History


Program Delivery Mode

Zoom



Booking Information

This program is available Monday through Friday. . The best times to connect are 9:00-11:00 CST and 1:00-4:00 CST.

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For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

Please notify us with-in 48 hours if it is necessary to cancel a session. We understand that cancelations my occur (ie due to weather) and will reschedule.

About This Provider

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The Durham Museum

Omaha, NE
United States

The Durham Museum offers a fascinating look at the history of the region and offers a broad-range of traveling exhibits covering subjects ranging from history and culture, to science, industry and more through our affiliation with the Smithsonian Institution and strong ties with the Library of Congress, National Archives and the Field Museum.

Contact:
Education Department
education@durhammuseum.org
4024445027

Program Details

Format

1) Program opens with a basic explanation and introduction of the topic
2) We will begin interactive discussion on the building of the railroad using a variety of photos and documents
3) Time is set aside for questions at the closing (as well as throughout the presentation)

Objectives

1) Understand the need for a Transcontinental Railroad,
2) Appreciate the effect the railroad had on American life from a variety of perspectives (promoters, settlers, Chinese immigrants, American Indians),
3) Become analyzers of primary source material.
4) Be able to utilize video conference references and resources provided to form opinions and communicate their perspective of one aspect (cultural, political, environmental, economic) of the building of the Transcontinental Railroad.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

G1.1.2 Geographical Inquiry and Analysis
G1.1.3 Geographical Understanding
E1.1.1 Individual , Business, Government Choices
E1.1.3 Prices, Supply, and Demand
K1.4 Analysis events and circumstances for the vantage point of others
K1.7 Integrate concepts from at least 2 different disciplines
P1.2 Analysis point of view, context, and bias
P1.4 Communicate clearly
P2.3 Know how to find and organize information from a variety of resources
P2.4 Use multiple perspectives and resources to identify and analysis
U4.2.3 Westward expansion
U4.2.4 Consequences of expansion
U6.1.1 Systems of Transportation
U6.2.1 US History Investigation Topic and Issue Analysis, Past and Present.