Railroads and Economics

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Grades 3-5. Mini Unit. This unit of study focuses on the economic impact of the railroad. Students learn about local and national history of the railroad and how it fundamentally changed the way business was conducted. They learn essential vocabulary and develop skills of analyzing a variety of primary and secondary sources to learn about the past.

This unit was developed by curriculum consultant Tricia Hurley thanks to the support of the Dewing Foundation, developing curriculum tied to the city of Keene’s Walldogs Murals.

Mini Unit Overview