Grade Range: 9-12Resource Type(s): Interactives & MediaDuration: 9 MinutesDate Posted: 7/7/2008
Three short videos provide an overview of transportation technology in three eras: 1800-1900, 1900-1950, and 1950-2000. These videos are 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
The steam locomotive "John Bull" was built in 1831 and ran for 35 years, pulling trains of passen...
movement, invention, economy, innovation, expansion, business, 19th Century, technology, immigrant, twentieth century, immigration, social history, economic, travel, 20th century, culture, nineteenth century, 1900’s, 1900, 1800
Ride a train with a friendly conductor who teaches a young boy how to talk like a railroader.
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