Grade Range: 9-12Resource Type(s): Primary Source, Reference MaterialsDate Posted: 7/7/2008
The National Museum of American History's online transportation collection includes more than a thousand artifacts and photographs. Browse the collection by selecting multiple categories, eras, and regions. This collection object search is included in the online exhibition entitled America on the Move, which focuses on transportation in US history.
Museum education, Self-paced learning modules, Thematic approach, Visual instruction
Lessons & Activities
The steam locomotive "John Bull" was built in 1831 and ran for 35 years, pulling trains of passen...
America, artifacts, American, travel, 1800, nineteenth, 1900, train, century, tool, 20th, Transportation, motor, 19th, twentieth, 1900’s, culture, history, rail, environment
Ride a train with a friendly conductor who teaches a young boy how to talk like a railroader.
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