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Building the Transcontinental Railroad: An Interactive Engineering Adventure
Building the Transcontinental Railroad: An Interactive Engineering Adventure
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Building the Transcontinental Railroad: An Interactive Engineering Adventure

You live in a United States on the move in the 1860s. The government gives two railroad companies—the Central Pacific and Union Pacific—the job of building the first transcontinental railroad. This railroad will unite the country and allow people to travel west to pursue new lives and opportunities. Will you: Toil as a Chinese worker for the Central Pacific? Work as an Irish laborer for the Union Pacific? Serve as an engineer for the Central Pacific in the final race to complete the railroad? Experience situations taken from real life. YOU CHOOSE what you’ll do next. The choices you make will either lead you to success—or to failure.

 
ISBN978-1-4914-0406-5
PublisherCapstone Press
BrandYou Choose Books
Age Level8-11 Years
Reading LevelGrades 3-6
GenreInformational
SubjectTransportation, Technology, History
Trim Size5 1/4 x 7 1/2
Page Count112
LanguageEnglish
Copyright2015
Paperback
Price
$6.95
 


 
 

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School Library Journal - Margaret Bush, Simmons College, Boston, MA

"These “Choose Your Own Adventure”–style books invite readers to assume roles as architects and builders of sites that set historical records in their magnitude. . . .these will best serve as supplemental material for classroom units dealing with famous structures." - School Library Journal

September 1, 2014

Awards

Kansas National Educational Association

2014 Kansas NEA Reading Circle

December 1, 2014

Steven Otfinoski

Steven Otfinoski

Steven Otfinoski has written more than 150 books for young readers. Three of his nonfiction books have been chosen Books for the Teen Age by the New York Public Library. Steve is also a playwright and has his own theater company that brings one-person plays about American history to schools. Steve lives in Connecticut with his wife, who is a teacher. They have two children, two dogs, and a cat.

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