Teacher's Packet: Reenactment of the Golden Spike Ceremony


THEME: The completion of the transcontinental railroad not only made it easier to transport goods and people across the country, it also put an end to the hard work of the thousands of immigrant railroad workers and Americans who constructed the railroad. Its completion was cause for much celebration, that's why the Golden Spike Ceremony took place. SUBJECTS: Language Arts, History, Drama OBJECTIVES: To gain an understanding of why there was a celebration after the completion of the railroad.
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