Student Activities

Traveling the National Road  - Biography Cards (Unit 7)

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


In “Traveling the National Road (Biography Cards)” students will learn about 14 different people associated with the National Road. Each person has a different occupation and is linked to an occupation card.


Guiding Question: Who worked or traveled along the National Road? What was interesting about their lives? How did the National Road affect them?

Student objectives: Students will…

  • List the name of a person associated with the National Road
  • List two interesting facts about the person
  • List how the person 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