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The Railroad - PB
The Railroad - PB
The Railroad - PB
9780778701088 | In Stock
Authentic photographs help bring to life the early days of The Railroad, a revolution in travel that quickly replaced the wagon train as the fastest, cheapest means to reach the North American West. Children will learn:
• how the steam engine worked and how tracks were laid
• who built the railroads and how cultural differences between immigrant workers created prejudice
• what kind of jobs were performed on the train
• the different kinds of railway stations
• how first class travel differed from third class
• how Native Americans resisted the illegal invasion of the railroad into their territories

Reading Level: Gr. 3-4
Interest Level: Gr. 3-6
Guided Reading Level: R
Binding: Paperback
Series: Life in the Old West
Author(s): Bobbie Kalman

Size: 8 ½″ × 10 ¾″
No. of Pages: 32
Index Included: Yes
Glossary Included: Yes

ATOS: 5.9
Dewey: 385.0973
Lexile: Not Available at this time.
Copyright: 1999

The Railroad

"The author gives many details and the history as far back as the 1800's about railroads. She tells about the changes of the old west and the railroad; about the evolution of the engine and the railroad. The people who built the railroad had a very hard, lonely job, and there were many prejudices against workers from other countries. Also discussed are passenger trains, railway employees, small and large railway stations, problems and solutions, and Native Americans and the railroad. It is a very informative book about the history of the railroad during the 19th century." —Top of Texas Review Center, 07/00