High School History Activity: Trans-Siberian Railway
At the turn of the 20th century, Russian Tsar Alexander III began construction on the Trans-Siberian Railway. The railway is 5,772 miles long which is more than twice as long as the contiguous United States at 2,802 miles. The route connects Moscow in the west with the Japanese Sea in the east and spans eight time zones. To learn more about the railway, use the interactive tool below by hovering your mouse over the ‘+’ signs.
This course can be found in our American History B Course.
The second half of a detailed two-year survey of the history of the United States, this course takes students from the westward movement of the late 1800s to the present. Lessons integrate topics in geography, civics, and economics. Building on the award-winning series A History of US, the course guides students through critical episodes in the story of America. Students examine the impact of the settlement of the American West; investigate the social, political, and economic changes that resulted from industrialization; explore the changing role of the U.S. in international affairs from the late 19th century through the end of the Cold War; and trace major events and trends in the United States from the Cold War through the first decade of the twenty-first century.