This assessment gauges whether students can identify the historical event depicted in an iconic photograph and evaluate its historical significance. Successful students will draw on their knowledge of the past to identify this influential image of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad at Promontory Point, Utah in 1869 and explain how the photograph was historically significant.
Transcontinental Railroad Significance Assessment
Transcontinental Railroad Significance Rubric
Hand Shake at Promontory Point - Library of Congress