Canals and Locks
Fifth graders discuss the reasons for and location of canals and locks as a transportation tool in the world and United States. They study the history of canal development in the world and the United States.
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Whitewater Canal State Historic Site
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,...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History
The Panama Canal, The World's Most Important Shortcut
Students, through teacher lecture and online activities, study the Panama Canal. They discuss how it was made and the hardships the workers encountered while building it. Through the eyes of one of these workers, they write a short...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History
Exploring the History of the I&M Canal
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...
5th - 9th Social Studies & History
Give Me the C and D Canal!!!
Students estimate the distance between Baltimore to Philadelphia via the water route before the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal was built. They familiarize themselves with canals and how transporation and economic necessities dictate the...
5th - 7th Social Studies & History