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Steamboats on the Rio Grande

Young scholars build a model steamboat. They research the role of steamboats in trade, communications, and economic development in the Lower Rio Grande region. They research the technology of steam and how it was applied to navigation. They write a play about life aboard steamboats and perform for the school. Students visit historical sites related to this study. This is the 11th in a series of lessons.

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Resource Details

Grade
6th - 8th
Subjects
Social Studies & History
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategies
Project-Based Learning
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