Grade Range: 9-12Resource Type(s): Primary Source, Lessons & Activities, Reference MaterialsDate Posted: 7/7/2008
Students can read the story of Pete Koltnow's 1950 hitchhiking trip across the country. This reference page 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
In the 1950s, the station wagon became a staple of America's new suburban landscape and a ubiquit...
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An exploration of the impact of trains on American life.
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