Student Activities

Traveling the National Road - Workers Along the National Road (Unit 5)

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Grade Level:
Upper Elementary: Third Grade through Fifth Grade
Social Studies


In “Traveling the National Road (Workers Along the National Road)” students will learn what types of jobs were found along the National Road. Materials include teacher background information, a student reading and two activities.


Guiding Question: What kinds jobs were found along on the National Road? What types of jobs are no longer common? What type of jobs do people still work in today?

Student objectives: Students will…

  • List four jobs created by the National Road
  • List one duty for the farmer, tollhouse keeper, blacksmith and tavern keeper

Additional Resources

Map of the National Road

Toll Rates

National Road Timeline



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Last updated: January 11, 2016