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)
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.
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.