Transcontinental Railroad Activity
Explore the stories of the Transcontinental Railroad’s Chinese workers through videos from the California Museum’s signature exhibit “Gold Mountain: Chinese Californian Stories” and a virtual tour of the California State Archives’ online exhibit “Making the Grade: California and the Transcontinental Railroad.”
Available both as a printable PDF and as a shareable Google Classroom assignment, this activity combining first-hand accounts and primary sources is aligned with 4th through 8th grade Common Core and State Content standards as detailed on the overview of the worksheet.
To download a PDF of the worksheet, right-click on the first links below and select “Save link as…” to save to your computer or mobile device. To access the Google Classroom lesson, click the link below or log into your Google Classroom account and add class number iltpzde.