How do you truly engage students in learning history? When students make personal connections to the subject, they’re much more motivated to learn. This Spanish book provides firsthand accounts of history that give personal insights into historical events. This primary source book focuses on the creation of the Transcontinental Railroad. With a visually appealing layout, this book features captivating text, fun facts, sidebars, and time lines that help students grasp the essential concepts they need to know at their grade level. Packed with information and primary source maps, images, and documents, these books are perfect for reports or projects. The Read and Respond post-reading questions and a culminating activity sharpen critical-thinking skills while building reading comprehension and vocabulary.