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15 resources with the keyterm 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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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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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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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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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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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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The Industrial Revolution

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate the Lowell National Historic Park to examine mills. They gain insights into the history of technology.
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Transportation's affect on the Growth of Cities in the United States

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders identify the major advancements that have been made in transportation throughout U.S. history (waterways, horses, steam power, railroads, automobiles, etc.) They access websites imbedded in this plan and answer questions...