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Low Bridge, Everybody Down
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.
4th Language Arts 5 Views 15 Downloads
Marco Paul's Travels on the Erie Canal
Students 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.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
Document Based Question: Erie Canal
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 instructional activity, 4th graders first analyze the documents and answer the corresponding questions about the Canal.
4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Post-Civil War American History
Fifth graders examine significant events in Post-Civil War America. In this Post-Civil War instructional activity, 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.
5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 18 Downloads
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.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 8 Views 30 Downloads
Mission Geography: Europe
Middle schoolers work together to research the history and culture of countries in Europe. They create an itinerary that highlights the characteristics of the country they are researching. They present their brochure to the class.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 29 Views 114 Downloads
New Review Transportation Systems
Learners analyze the evolution of cultural attitudes through the lens of transportation, examining several artifacts, documents, and photographs. Topics covered include how American attitudes have influenced society's evolution into a car-dependent society, how transportation affects the availability of goods, and transportation for the future.
8th - 12th Science 21 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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.
4th Social Studies & History 15 Views 16 Downloads
Ohio and Erie Canal
Learners 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.
5th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 36 Downloads
Students investigate America during the the 1800s. For 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.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 26 Views 86 Downloads
Migration to the Great Lakes States
Fourth graders discover the reasons why people migrated to the Midwestern portion of the United States. In this Midwest migration lesson plan, 4th graders study vocabulary associated with the lesson plan, watch two videos, and draw pictures of the travels using an assigned web site.
4th Social Studies & History 10 Views 31 Downloads
Situation of America, 1848
Students explore 19th century American artwork. In 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.
4th - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 14 Downloads
Michigan History of Philanthropy
Students investigate how philanthropy began in Michigan. In 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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 9 Views 5 Downloads
The Timeline Project
This is a great idea for any social studies classroom to incorporate throughout the year as an ongoing project! Line your walls with a continuous strip of butcher paper to design a large timeline that you can add to as you cover historical events throughout the year.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 30 Views 26 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable