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Traveling the National Road – Historic Site Cards (Unit 9)

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


In “Traveling the National Road (Historic Site Cards)” students will learn about 7 historic sites associated with the National Road in Pennsylvania that are still standing today, and their importance. There is one card per site and three activities.


Guiding Question: Are there sites or structures associated with the National Road standing? What is interesting about the sites or structures? Where are the sites and structures located in Pennsylvania? 

Student objectives: Students will…

  • List the name of a site or structure associated with the National Road that is still standing in Pennsylvania
  • List two interesting facts about that site or structure
  • List how the site or structure 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