ERIC Number: ED463184
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Chattanooga, Tennessee: Train Town. Teaching with Historic Places.
Hankins, Caneta Skelley
Railroads influenced and reflected U.S. settlement and development patterns from the 1830s to the 1950s. In cities, they shaped and stimulated economic growth, planning, and architecture. Chattanooga, Tennessee's sprawling Terminal Station, is a tribute to the town's importance as a southeastern transportation hub. This lesson is based on the National Register of Historic Places registration files "Market and Main Streets Historic District" and "Terminal Station," as well as other sources on Chattanooga and the rail industry. The lesson can be used in units on the U.S. Industrial Revolution, the growth of the urban United States, or in a U.S. geography course. Following an explanatory introduction ("About This Lesson") which also lists objectives and materials for students, the lesson is divided into six sections: "Setting the Stage: Historical Context"; "Locating the Site: Maps" (Tennessee and Surrounding Region); "Determining the Facts: Readings" (The Railroad Helps Build a Town: Chattanooga, Tennessee; Promoting Chattanooga; Terminal Station); "Visual Evidence: Images" (Terminal Station, 1935; Terminal Station and Surrounding Area; 1260 and 1263 Market Street, Chattanooga; 1401 Market Street, Chattanooga; 1140 Newby Street, Chattanooga); "Putting It All Together: Activities" (Roles of Geography and Promotion; Literature, Art, and Music; Researching Your Community's Railroad History); and "Supplementary Resources." (BT)
Descriptors: Built Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Heritage Education, Historic Sites, Industrialization, Local History, Primary Sources, Rail Transportation, Social Studies, Student Educational Objectives, United States History, Urbanization
Teaching with Historic Places, National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service, 1849 C Street, N.W., Suite NC400, Washington, DC 20240. For full text: http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/52chattanooga/5 2chattanooga.htm.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Park Service (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC. National Register of Historic Places.
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee (Chattanooga)