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This unit explores the development of railroads and their impact on the economic development of Arkansas through the use of primary and secondary sources. Students will read newspaper articles and pamphlet excerpts to understand how the railroads affected industry and settlement across the state. A list of various activities related to original primary and secondary resources allows teacher the flexibility to choose parts of this lesson plan to use and adapt to various types of students.

This lesson plan was produced for 7th grade, 8th grade, and 9thth grade students, but may be altered by teachers to fit other grade levels.

Physical Description

Document, 6 pages

Subjects

Railroads; Industry; Agriculture; Settlements

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

Railroad development lesson plan

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Arkansas history lesson plans

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Railroad development lesson plan, Arkansas history lesson plans, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of this lesson plan and its supplemental material for instructional purposes is allowed without prior written permission. For further information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

Curriculum and Instruction | United States History

Comments

7th
8th
9th

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Additional Content

Please see the Railroad development lesson plan supplemental files for individual files or download the pdf packet below for a print-ready format.

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