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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
Whitewater Canal State Historic Site: A Journey into the Past
Young scholars examine the history of the Whitewater Canal Historic Site. They read and discuss an informational handout, define key vocabulary terms, and complete various math and science word problems.
3rd - 8th 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
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