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Transportation and Agriculture

download all transportation lessons
Lessons 1-8 (pdf)
download all agriculture lessons
Lessons 9-16 (pdf)


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    These lessons include instructions, a set of photographs and documents to discuss, a background article
    to provide context, an activity sheet for students, and an answer key.   Lessons are correlated with the
    California History - Social Science Standards for Grade 4 but may also be of interest to others
    studying California history.

Transportation (Lessons 1-8)

  • Lesson 1
    Introducing the Collection (Transportation)
  • Lesson 2
    Using the Database (Transportation)
  • Lesson 3
    Transportation in Sacramento County
  • Lesson 4
    Horse-Drawn Vehicles
  • Lesson 5
    Steamboats on the Sacramento River
  • Lesson 6
    The Railroad Comes to Sacramento
  • Lesson 7
    Automobiles in the Sacramento Valley
  • Lesson 8
    Introducing the Transportation Game

Agriculture (Lessons 9-16)

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