73+ pages with 7 activities that focus on the Unit 4 Topic 2: Transportation and Movement topic as outlined by the Louisiana State Department of education. 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?


● Interactive notebook and worksheet versions of all the activities.
● Teacher guides and answer documents.


Activities that have links are currently included and updated within this bundle

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