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Students use Internet sources to learn about the Erie Canal. In this Internet search lesson, students complete a cyber search to read and gather information about the Erie Canal.
Fourth graders complete a variety of written and creative activities that explore the history of the Erie Canal, including its development, use, importance, and effect on the development of New York State.
Fourth graders study the history of the Erie Canal, and its effect on the development of New York State. Students incorporate literature, ELA components, technology, cooperative skills, Social Studies, Art and Music when learning and presenting what was learned.
Seventh graders study the Erie Canal and New York state. They design a three-day vacation itinerary using tourism sites, which highlight historical facts and include the modern remains of the New York Canal system.
Fourth graders read the provided documents about the Erie Canal to discover the impact that this transportation systems had on the New York community. In this history lesson, 4th graders first analyze the documents and answer the corresponding questions about the Canal. Students lastly author a composition explaining how the Erie Canal affected the development of New York state.
Fourth graders explore the Erie Canal and probe the reasons for its construction, the key political leaders responsible for the canal, the characteristics of a canal worker's life, and how a lock works. This unit is divided into five lessons.
Fifth graders examine significant events in Post-Civil War America. In this Post-Civil War lesson, 5th graders investigate the important events after the war in 19th century America. They read primary source documents about six topics which include steamboats, Erie Canal, railroad, and the Free Market system. They research the importance of inventions and innovations that came into being soon after the War and examine how life changed due to the Industrial Revolution.
In this social studies, students find the words that are related to the location of the Erie Canal. The answers are found by clicking the button at the bottom of the page.
Pupils investigate the economic implications of public programs to improve transportation. They become familiar with the visions that were articulated for both the Erie Canal and Interstate Highway System.
Young scholars conduct research in order to create an understanding of The Eerie Canal and its place in history and the world. students use a variety of primary and secondary resources to aid in the research process.
Students use maps, readings and photos to research the construction and effects of the Ohio and Erie Canals. They compare the region's economy before and after the canal's construction and analyze transportation routes in their own communities.
Eleventh graders examine the major events and inventions that changed American families and communities.  In this US History lesson plan, 11th graders analyze various documents dealing with the changes.  Students create a project on an event they feel had the biggest impact on society.
Setting the context for the first part of the 19th century, the slides presented here display the "Era of Good Feelings," including the presidencies of Monroe and Adams. Maps and photographs help students to contextualize the concepts of the growing American landscape.
Students design and build full-size boats made out of two-liter plastic bottles, chicken wire, and plywood. Then they race the boats, with the boat's designers "manning the hull", in the school's swimming pool.
Students identify modes of transportation and communication for moving people, products, and ideas from place to place. They also study the advantages and disadvantages of different modes of transportation.
Students use different types of maps to examine the region of Asia. They examine how the region of Central Asia is defined. They develop their own scavenger hunt based on maps to complete the lesson.
Students investigate America during the the 1800s. In this Social Studies lesson, students examine the Industrial Revolution, Westward Expansion, and other historical events that happened during the 1800s. Students compare and contrast locations and events of that time.
Fourth graders discover the reasons why people migrated to the Midwestern portion of the United States. In this Midwest migration lesson, 4th graders study vocabulary associated with the lesson, watch two videos, and draw pictures of the travels using an assigned web site. They discuss the development of the assembly line in relation to the Ford Company and decide how this affected the migration.
Students explore 19th century American artwork.  For this cross curriculum New York history and art appreciation lesson, students view a reproduction of the painting "Situation of America, 1848," and identify visual symbols and details  that depict information about the time period.  Students complete a graphic organizer with phrases and symbols that represent 19th century New York, and use this information as a basis for an original painting.
Students investigate how philanthropy began in Michigan. For this philanthropy lesson, students read Michigan History of Philanthropy and read a timeline of several events. Students create a picture with a sentence about a time when they witnessed an act of philanthropy.

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