ERIC Number: ED479234
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher's Packet to the Golden Spike National Historic Site.
National Park Service (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.
One reason the Mormons, who wanted to be left alone, migrated to the Utah territory was its isolation. But that changed in 1869, when the new transcontinental railroad came to Utah. The completion of the transcontinental railroad not only made it easier to transport people and goods across the country, it also put an end to the hard work of thousands of immigrant workers and U.S. citizens who constructed the railroad. Its completion was cause for much celebration, which is why the Golden Spike Ceremony took place. This teacher's packet contains 18 exercises: (1) "How the Transcontinental Railroad Affected Utah"; (2) "Worksheet"; (3) "Reenactment of the Golden Spike Ceremony"; (4) "Script for 4th through 6th Grade"; (5) "Script for 7th through 9th Grade"; (6) "The First Transcontinental Railroad"; (7) "History Page"; (8) "Word Search"; (9) "Word Search Answer Key"; (10) "Worksheet" (for older students); (11) "Worksheet" (for younger students); (12) "Locomotive Operations Page"; (13) "Locomotive Diagram and Worksheet"; (14) "Locomotive Diagram Answer Key"; (15) "Locomotive Crossword Puzzle"; (16 "Answer Key"; (17) "Fun Pages"; and (18) "Pages to Color". (BT)
Descriptors: Curriculum Enrichment, Educational Games, Geography, Heritage Education, Historic Sites, Intermediate Grades, Language Arts, Middle Schools, Primary Sources, Rail Transportation, Social Studies, Student Educational Objectives, United States History
Golden Spike National Historic Site, P.O. Box 897, Brigham City, UT 84302. Tel: 435-471-2209; Web site: http://www.nps.gov/gosp/home.html. For full text: http://www.nps.gov/gosp/research/teacher_index.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Park Service (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Utah