Student Activities

Traveling the National Road  - Occupation Cards (Unit 8)

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

Background

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.

Objective(s)

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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