"The History of Transportation: Railroads" is one of six volumes, and covers the evolution of railroads as a form of mass transportation. From those first crude attempts to make it easier for horses to pull coal wagons out of the mines in England, to the Golden Age of the “Streamliner” in America, to today's fast and efficient rail networks, this program uses rare photographs and archival film footage to show how rail transportation works. Students will learn what technological advances have made trains safer, how railroads are built and maintained, their advantages and disadvantages, and how they affect our culture. The program has been specifically developed for classroom use and is organized around established standards. It functions as a full-length program or as focused support for specific study areas.