The History Project at University of California, Davis, invites K-12 teachers from around the country to spend a week of summer 2016 learning about the Transcontinental Railroad from its conceptual origins, through feats of labor and engineering, and on to its social, political, and economic impact during and after the Gilded Age.

This NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture will be offered twice: July 10-15 and July 24-29, 2016. Please indicate your preference and availability on your application.

Most of our sessions will be held in Sacramento; the UC Davis Department of History serves as the institutional host. The department is home to the History Project (HP), a unique community of K-16 educators committed to raising student achievement by teaching history in challenging and exciting ways. Having been engaged in professional learning for local teachers for over 20 years, we are uniquely positioned to make this NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture workshop especially valuable to educators. The HP team consists of teachers, teacher educators, and scholars whose involvement assures that all of our NEH Summer Scholars will benefit both intellectually and professionally. Our Director Prof. Eric Rauchway and The History Project Team have a great deal of experience in working with teachers. For more the faculty and staff associated with this workshop, please visit click here.

Completion of the Pacific Railroad, May 10, 1869 — THE GREAT LINK CONNECTING EUROPE WITH ASIA ACROSS THE AMERICAN CONTINENT (Harpers Weekly, via Calisphere)

Completion of the Pacific Railroad, May 10, 1869 — THE GREAT LINK CONNECTING EUROPE WITH ASIA ACROSS THE AMERICAN CONTINENT (Harpers Weekly, via Calisphere)

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