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Andrew J. Russell and the Building of the Transcontinental Railroad Curriculum

Uncover the history behind the building of the Transcontinental Railroad and practice visual literacy skills, using the online tool Picture This to closely examine historical photographs from the Oakland Museum of California’s Andrew J. Russell Collection. Curriculum includes document-based lessons that explore themes of westward expansion, and photographs from the Andrew J. Russell Collection that probe key topics, such as Native Americans in the West, the environment, working conditions, and technological advancement.