In the 1950s, the station wagon became a staple of America's new suburban landscape and a ubiquit
Grade Range: 5-12
Resource Type(s): Lessons & Activities, Worksheets
Date Posted: 8/7/2008
This activity guide accompanies the exhibition America on the Move. It delivers a variety of historical primary source materials from the exhibition directly to your classroom. Through these documents and activities, students can build a deeper understanding of how transportation shaped American commerce, communities, landscapes, and population migrations. It is one of the many resources connected to the online exhibition entitled America on the Move, which focuses on transportation in US history.
United States History Standards (Grades 5-12)
2: Massive immigration after 1870 and how new social patterns, conflicts, and ideas of national unity developed amid growing cultural diversity
3: The rise of the American labor movement and how political issues reflected social and economic changes
World History Standards (Grades 5-12)
Historical Thinking Standards (Grades 5-12)
1B: Identify the temporal structure of a historical narrative or story.
1C: Establish temporal order in constructing students' own historical narratives.
1F: Reconstruct patterns of historical succession and duration; explain historical continuity and change.
2C: Identify the central question(s) the historical narrative addresses.
2F: Appreciate historical perspectives.
2G: Draw upon data in historical maps.
2H: Utilize visual, mathematical, and quatitative data.