Transportation in Texas: The Role of the Railroad

Lesson Plan<p> In this lesson, students will study the need for better transportation in Texas and the economic impact that the growth and development of the railroad industry had on the state. They will look at the development of the railroad and the changes that communities faced as a result. They will use oral history interviews to examine different points of view about the benefits of the railroad business. This lesson begins on page 62 of the pdf Building an Economy - The Texas Experience.</p>
Source:Texas Council on Economic Education
URL:http://economicstexas.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Building-an-Economy.pdf
Grade Level:4th Grade
TEKS:4.4(C), 4.12(E), 4.13(A), 4.13(B), 4.21(A), 4.21(B), 4.21(D)
Topics:Reconstruction, Late Nineteenth-Century

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