Cultural Literacy: The Transcontinental Railroad

As the year winds down, I find myself very busy trying to keep kids in the classroom and engaged, rather than across the street in Zuccotti Park and…. I was going to say disengaged, but that’s not quite it; they’re just not engaged in things that I need them to be.

In any case, here is a Cultural Literacy worksheet on the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad, much of the work of which, as is relatively common knowledge (I hope), was done by Chinese immigrant labor.

If you find typos in this document, I would appreciate a notification. And, as always, if you find this material useful in your practice, I would be grateful to hear what you think of it. I seek your peer review.

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