America on the Move Learning Resources

Learning Resources

If visiting the exhibition, print out this guide to help your child learn new skills of observation, reasoning, and creativity. These documents are in PDF format and require Adobe Acrobat Reader.

For Visiting School Groups

The Museum invites students to connect with people, ideas, and events of the past through an exciting array of standards-based programs. Visit the School Visits page for more information.

Self-Guide Activity Sheet for your class

If visiting the exhibition with your class, print out these self-guided tours that offer a game-like approach to exploring the exhibit. Students develop skills of map reading, observation, and analysis of primary-source materials to discover the role of transportation in the development of American communities, commerce, migrations, and immigrations. These documents are in PDF format and require Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Foods on the Move (elementary school) explores the way we get what we eat.
People on the Move (middle school) explores immigration and migration
Businesses on the Move (middle school) explores the relationship of transportation to the development of communities and commerce.
For In-Classroom Learning

Classroom Activity Guide: A Transportation Journey through America
Download historical primary resource materials for your classroom accompanied by activities and projects. Adaptable for grades 4-11.

Reading List

Consult the reading list for a bibliography of reading material related to the America on the Move exhibition.