The Chinese Railroad

Michelle Anderson, Nicole Applebach, Alia Youni


Depiction of Chinese Railroad Workers

It’s the 19th century and you’ve just arrived in an unknown land. You do not speak the language and do not understand the customs.  You are 13 years old and have signed on to build the Transcontinental Railroad.
  • How much do you think you will get paid?
  • What do you think the working conditions will be like?
  • How long do you think it will take to build the Railroad?