Research about the Chinese in California here.
ON YOUR OWN:
Learn about Western Railroads.
Travel the Transcontinental Railroad.
Learn about cattle drives. Be sure to click on the lower left hand corner so you can see the words as they are spoken.
Watch all the videos on this page.
Learn about Western Native American Lands.
Look at the reduction of Native American lands on this map.
Look at these images of the West.
Build a Sod House.
Watch and read about the movement of the American population. Be sure to click on the lower right corner so you can see the words that are being spoken.
WITH A PARTNER:
Complete these clozes.
Here is a picture of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad.
Click on this link and wait for Mr. Ferlazzo to give instructions.
Read about Chinese workers on the railroad and answer the question on your website.
SPANISH LANGUAGE PREVIEW:
Take notes in at least two categories: Construction of Railroads and Impact of Railroads