The Iron Road - Wushka Australia Cloud-based Levelled Reading Program

The Iron Road

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Reading level
  • Reading Level: Silver (Levels 23-24)
Reader Description

In the nineteenth century, travelling across North America could take months. Many people didn't like making the long and difficult journey. In 1875, work began on a railroad across Canada. It would need thousands of workers and would take ten years to build.

After you have completed the Reader

Imagine you are a Chinese worker on the Iron Road. Write a letter home to China explaining the what life is like and the dangers of the work. Read the letter to your family. Would they want to work on the railroad.

Support Materials

Blackline Master


Lesson Plan


Printable Reader


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