Kansas Railroads, Gandy Dancers and Hands-On Learning

7th grade, artifact, bill woodward, kansas, railroad, seventh grade, video

Bill uses a short video clip of railroad workers to introduce the practice of creating and maintaining Kansas railroads. Students use spike mauls and sledge hammers to drive spikes into actual railroad ties.

Handouts:
Railroad articles, resources and maps

Video:

Revolutionary War Video

8th grade, jeff friesen, questioning, revolutionary war, saratoga, video

Jeff uses a video clip and a variety of questioning skills to lead a class discussion on the Battle of Saratoga.