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TABLE OF CONTENTS 

Getting Started: Inquiry Question
Setting the Stage: Historical Context
Locating the Site: Maps
  1. Map 1: The Goal of the B&O Railroad
Determining the Facts: Readings
  1. Reading 1: Origins of the B&O Railroad
  2. Reading 2: Laying of the Foundation Stone, Mr. Morris’ Speech
  3. Reading 3: The Washington Connection
Visual Evidence: Images
  1. Image 1: The Laying of the First Stone
  2. Image 2: Crossing Water, The Thomas Viaduct
  3. Image 3: Crossing Mountains, Tarpeian Rock
  4. Image 4: Crossing Mountains, Point of Rocks Tunnel
  5. Image 5: The Road, Strap Rail
Putting it All Together: Activities
  1. Activity 1: Reaction to the Railroad
  2. Activity 2: Reaching the Goal
  3. Activity 3: Visiting the B&O Railroad Museum
 

 

 

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