Cruzar un continente (Crossing a Continent)
Guided Rd. Level V
Interest Level 3-6
The Transcontinental Railroad was built to provide a safer, faster route between the eastern and western areas of the United States. Learn how the Transcontinental Railroad helped shape the state of California and its people.
Ignite a curiosity about history through primary sources such as maps, letters, images, and photographs. This Spanish primary source reader will help English language learners achieve social studies literacy. Features include:
- Text features such as a glossary, index, captions, sidebars, and table of contents increase comprehension and build academic vocabulary
- Journal It! culminating activity challenges students to write a journal entry from the perspective of a railroad worker
- Your Turn! activity challenges students to write a letter persuading private investors to invest in the railroad
- Read and Respond provides post-reading questions that develop critical thinking
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