Investigate the historical role that railroads played in the Western Expansion of Texas.
Workshop begins with chartered bus travel to local, historic railroad sites, followed by a catered lunch and an afternoon of curriculum enrichment ideas.
Examine antique photographs from the museum archives and investigate issues of social and cultural displacement, land ownership, urban development, economic growth, and environmental change. Practice your skills in primary resource interpretation. Enjoy creative writing and map-making activities.
Very hands-on workshop; leave with curriculum packets, digital images for classroom use, finished samples and freebies!
CPE Credit ‣ 6.0
Subject(s) ‣Science, Social Studies, Texas History, US History
Grade(s) ‣ 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Audience(s) ‣ Social Studies Instructors, History Instructors, Science Instructors, General Classroom Instructors