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28 resources with the concept canals

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Whitewater Canal State Historic Site

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
If you happen to live in Indiana, or a neighboring state, and are planning a field trip to the Whitewater Canal State Historic Site, then this lesson plan will suit your needs quite well. In it, suggestions for activities before, during,...
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Canals 1820-1860

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
While canals are not a common mode of transportation today, they were part of the fuel for America's industrialization. However, most of them were located in the North, also feeding regional differences and sectionalism. Using an...
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Design of a Canal for a New Water Park in Lafayette

For Teachers 4th Standards
Erosion is no match for our canals. Learners first perform experiments to test the amount of erosion for different materials and different slopes. Based on the results, they design ditches or canals that carry water from one location to...
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Medieval China: Crash Course History of Science #8

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Medieval Chinese scientists were the masters of invention! Explore the wonders of the Far East through the eighth installment in a 15-part History of Science series. The resource covers contributions to science and technology by dynasty,...
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Industrial Revolution: A Definition

For Teachers 8th - 10th
America sure did have a few growing pains during the Industrial Revolution. Share the problems, causes, effects, and reformation that marked the turn of the century and shift in policy during US industrialization. This slide show...
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Erie Canal

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
While canals are not the way to travel today, in the first half of the nineteenth century, they were sometimes the best way to move goods and people. Scholars examine primary sources, including maps and pictures, to investigate the role...
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Exploring the History of the I&M Canal

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Students examine the building of the I & M canal in Chicago. Using the internet, they research the lives of the individuals who worked on the construction and develop a timeline of events. They explore the impact of the canal on...
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Neighborly Nations

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Young scholars engage in a lesson that focuses on the St. Lawrence Seaway. They conduct research using a variety of resources and the lesson has introductory information that can be used for direct instruction by the teacher. Then...
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Ohio and Erie Canal

For Teachers 5th - 11th
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...
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Measuring the Volume of Water Discharge for a Stream or Canal

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Young scholars study how to measure and calculate the volume of water flowing down a stream or canal and use simple tools to make measurements. Next, students determine how many people cold live off the volume of water measured. Finally,...
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General Overview History of the Panama Canal

For Students 10th - 12th
Called the Eight Wonder of the World by some and the Big Ditch by others, the Panama Canal is indeed an engineering marvel. The long, complicated, and sometimes controversial history of the canal is captured in a presentation loaded with...
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Engineering an Empire - Egypt (Part 2/10)

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Your world history class might be interested to know that the early Egyptians had the first interstate highway system. Part two of �"Engineering an Empire,"� looks at canal and harbor construction on the Nile that permitted transport of...
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Dams and Canals

For Students 4th - 5th
For this dams and canals worksheet, students read about hydroelectric dams and how they provide electricity. They define the words turbine, irrigation, and electricity. On the second page, they read about the Suez Canal and write...
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Navvies/ Canals

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars investigate the concept of water permeability in order to help find the best material to line a canal. The goal is to find a material that does not allow water to escape. They also conduct an experiment and record the...
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Chesapeake and Ohio Canal

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students use maps, readings, drawings, plans and photos to research and the importance of canals in the early industrial economy of America. They consider the development of the Potomac River Canal and research early transportation methods.
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Ancient Chinese Inventions 2/3

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Continue your examination of ancient Chinese technology and inventions by cruising along canals, slipping through locks, and gliding under rainbow bridges that arch overhead. Arriving in the city you can watch a soccer game shaded by a...
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British Waterways

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Design a canal boat fleet by having students research canal boats and their original coloring. They will then work individually to create a 21st century design for a fleet of canal boats. Note: This is a UK lesson with great ideas that...
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South America Puzzle

For Students 5th - 8th
In this geography worksheet, students complete a crossword puzzle related to the countries, capitals, bodies of water, and populations of South America. They use the 23 clues given to solve the puzzle.
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Give Me The C and D Canal!!!

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students estimate the distance from Baltimore to Philadelphia via the water route before the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal was built. Students study canals and how transportation and economic necessities dictate the building of a canal.
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Erie Canal

For Students 6th - 8th
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.
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Cities as Transportation Centers

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners work in small groups to identify some of the major transportation centers, recommending two as possible sites for a national political convention, based on population density and the travel networks available in 1835.
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Boats, Trains, and Wagons

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students read map symbols for transportation, specifically canals, railroads, and highways.
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Finding Your Way Around the I & M Canal

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders utilize a map of the I&M Canal (imbedded in this plan), and perform a series of tasks. They calculate distance, find specific points of interest and solve a set of story problems about the canal.
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A Tour Through China

For Teachers 2nd
Students explore the culture, development, inventions, and geography of China in the seven lessons of this unit. The teachings of Confucius are examined and the celebrations for the Chinese New Year are inspected.