7 Distance Learning activities that focus on the Unit 4 Topic 2: Transportation and Movement topic as outlined by the Louisiana State Department of education.

It also includes the original Interactive and Worksheet Edition Unit 4 Topic 2 – Transportation and Movement – Part B

This version can be used in both Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams.

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These activities focus on answering the following standards and questions:

  • 4.3.1 Explain how inventions and new processes affected the lives of people, migration, and the economy of regions of the United States.
  • 4.5.3 Identify and explain how the physical characteristics of a region influenced human settlement.
  • 4.9.2 Identify examples of human, natural, and capital resources and explain how these resources are used to produce goods and provide services.
  • 4.9.3 Define the terms profit and risk and explain how they relate to each other.
  • 4.9.4 Investigate the relationship between supply, demand, and price.
  • What factors led to the development and expansion of the railroad?
  • How did the advancements in transportation impact borders of the United States?
  • How did the transcontinental railroad affect life for people living in the US, including migrants and Native Americans?
  • How did the transcontinental railroad affect the environment in the West?


● Google Slides and Microsoft PowerPoint versions of all the activities.
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● Teacher guides and answer documents.


  1. Cotton Production
  2. The Cotton Economy
  3. Erie Canal
  4. Transcontinental Railroad
  5. Appalachian Mountains
  6. Item Set
  7. Standalone Items