Westward By Rail
With Roper Mountain Science Center
All aboard! Come explore the technological advances made during the westward expansion of the 19th century and their impact on the history of the United States. Learn about the economics of railroad building, the challenges faced by both railroad companies and Native Americans, and see for yourself the lasting legacy of the Transcontinental Railroad.
Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 1 PM ET
Target Audience: Grades 4-9
Length: 45-50 minutes