This Bundled product contains everything you need for your unit on the Transcontinental Railroad. The building of the Transcontinental Railroad was an important part of American history. Beginning in 1863, workers on the Central Pacific Railroad and Union Pacific Railroad began work on what many would consider to be a remarkable achievement in engineering.

• Wild West Careers: Transcontinental Railroad Workers ($5.00 value)
• Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions ($4.00 value)
• Transcontinental Railroad Bingo ($4.00 value)

Buy this bundle and get all three products for only $9.00!

This product is perfect for SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS, enrichment learning, homeschool or co-ops! The reading passages are great for CLOSE READING with any non-fiction graphic organizer (not included). THIS LESSON INCLUDES READING PASSAGES, ACTIVITIES, REVIEW GAME, WORKSHEET AND TEACHER’S KEY.

Reading Passages include the following topics:

Reading Passages
There are nine pages of informational text about the topic: The Transcontinental Railroad. The passages cover the following topics:
• East Coast to West Coast
• The Central Pacific Railroad
• The Union Pacific Railroad
• All in a Day’s Work
• Life on the Job
• Who Were the Workers? Central Pacific Railroad
• Who Were the Workers? Union Pacific Railroad
• Promontory Summit
• Interesting Facts About the Transcontinental Railroad

This Bundle also includes BINGO cards and clues:
BINGO is a fun way to review new concepts and vocabulary words. The words in this BINGO set relate to the topic of Transcontinental Railroads and makes the perfect review for the nine pages of informational text that are included in this product. The passages can also be used for CLOSE READING, using any non-fiction graphic organizer. Great for use by Substitute Teachers!

36 Unique Bingo Cards (18 pages with two cards per sheet)
The Caller’s Tracking Sheet
24 Calling Cards Containing Words and Clues

This BUNDLE includes the following CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES:
 Primary Source Picture and analysis
 Race to Build the Transcontinental Railroad!
 Job Application – Transcontinental Railroad Worker
 Review Game: True or False?
 Coloring Page
 Gold Spike Craft
 Transcontinental Railroad Activity Suggestions
 Map the Route!
 Create a Newspaper!

I have also included five non-fiction Graphic Organizers and a suggested reading list.



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Created: Oct 23, 2016

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

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