Run for Your Lives! The Johnstown Flood of 1889
Determine how environmental management, technology, and the actions of 19th-century industrialists contributed to a disaster in Pennsylvania that shocked the nation. Also understand why a community spent funds to restore a railway built to save lives. This lesson could be used in U.S. history, social studies, and geography courses in units on the rise of American industrialization and the Gilded Age or on understanding the relationship of technology and the environment.
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United States History, State History
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