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The West is an online companion to the 8-part PBS documentary. The site is divided into sections dealing with an overall tour, events in the West, places, people, and archives...  (WETA, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Historic Maps in K-12 Classrooms offers lesson plans built around historically important maps on 18 topics: Columbus's world (1482), an Indian map of the Southeast (1721), Captain Cook and Hawaii (1778), "Nouvelle...  (Newberry Library, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
ExplorePAhistory.com offers stories from Pennsylvania's history, information about the state's regions, and more than 60 lesson plans. (Many are keyed to the state's 1,800 historical markers.) Learn...  (Multiple Agencies)
Thurmond: A Town Born from Coal Mines and Railroads recounts the story of the New River Gorge area in West Virginia. It is mountainous and remained sparsely populated and largely inaccessible until 1873, when the Chesapeake and Ohio...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
Wheat Farms, Flour Mills, and Railroads: A Web of Interdependence examines those three industries as they evolved together in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area and North Dakota during the late 1800s. The three depended on each other for success and...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
Railroad Maps of North America offers progress report surveys for individual railroad lines, official government surveys, promotional maps, maps showing land grants and rights-of-way, and route guides published by...  (Library of Congress)
Allegheny Portage Railroad: Developing Transportation Technology shows the innovative transportation system used in the 1820s-1840s to tow railroad cars up and down the steep slopes of the Allegheny Mountains...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
Chattanooga, Tennessee: Train Town helps students see how geography and promotion combined to encourage the growth of Chattanooga, Tennessee, and how railroads shaped the organization and architecture of this and other...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
Anti-Railroad Propaganda Poster: The Growth of Regionalism, 1800-1860 uses a poster decrying the disruptive influence of railroads on local culture to launch a discussion on local differences and their effect on American politics. Explanatory text...  (National Archives and Records Administration)
Chicago's Black Metropolis: Understanding History through a Historic Place is a curriculum-oriented site concentrating on the area, south of the main business district, where blacks lived in Chicago, Illinois. The site shows photos and maps of historic...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
Central Vermont: Explore History in the Heart of the Green Mountains explores Central Vermont's history using 43 historic places that recall past eras when numerous small villages grew slowly until the coming of the railroad, which resulted in a period...  (National Park Service)
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