Texas and the Pacific Railway

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Overview:

Students analyze an 1856 guidebook excerpt and 1876 map promoting settlement of Texas. Then, students compare and contrast the language and images from the documents and write a letter describing their experience as a recent immigrant to Texas.

Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Grade Level:
3, 4, 5
Subjects:
Expansion, Industrialization & Reform (1801-1861), Development of Industrial United States (1870-1900)
Location:
Texas, United States, North America
Time Period:
1801-1861, 1870-1900