Student Activities

Traveling the National Road  - Occupation Cards (Unit 8)

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


In “Traveling the National Road (Occupation Cards)” students will learn about 14 different occupations associated with the National Road. Each occupation is linked to a person in the biography card section.


Guiding Question: What kind of jobs did the people or travelers along the National Road hold? What was interesting about their jobs? How did the National Road affect them?

Student objectives: Students will…

  • List the name of a occupation associated with the National Road
  • List two interesting facts about that occupation
  • List how the job was associated with the National Road

Additional Resources

Map of the National Road

Toll Rates

National Road Timeline



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Last updated: January 11, 2016