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Teaching the Erie Canal with Literature and a Group Project
Teaching the Erie Canal with Literature and a Group Project This lesson goes perfectly with New York State Social Studies standards on the Erie Canal or any class that learns about canals in their transportation unit. The lesson uses the book "The Erie Canal" by Lisa Bullard. Students read throug
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Erie Canal Mini Unit- Close Reading and Writing Activities for Grades 4-6
The building of the Erie Canal is one of the most important historical events in New York State history. This student packet provides enough information for students to understand the huge impact the Erie Canal made on the state. Students will the article included, a quote from DeWitt Clinton (the
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Industrial Revolution - Erie Canal, Roads, Railroads
Industrial Revolution Industrial Revolution - Lesson: Erie Canal, Roads, and Railroads Aim: How did canals, roads, and railroads help to link the United States together? Included in this resource: • Cover Page • Student-centered opinion Do Now question • Roads and Railroads Link Cities reading pa
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The Erie Canal: A Common Core Research Guide and Reading Companion Gr. 3-6
In the early 1800s, the fertile farmland of the Midwest beckoned, but many obstacles stood in the way of land travel. Water travel was a faster alternative, but few rivers cut through the mountains. The idea of a canal across New York State began to form. This Common Core Aligned guide is desig
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The Cumberland Road, Steamboats, & Erie Canal
This worksheet is designed to help students understand the impact of road building, steamboats, and canals on travel and transportation during the early and mid 1800s. Included in the zip file are pdf and editable ppt version of: 1 - Regular, modified, and extended worksheets. 2 - Graphing activit
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Favorite Folk Song – The Erie Canal Teacher Kit
This “Favorite Folk Song” kit is intended to help you teach the folk song and reinforce historical content and vocabulary at the same time. The set can be printed out and posted on a bulletin board or used as reference cards as you teach the lesson. I know there are some folks on carts or who primar

Also included in: Favorite Folk Songs BUNDLE – Great American Frontier 10 Song Teacher Kit

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Erie Canal PPT - 5th stop in NE Region Tour
Learn about the Erie Canal during your NE Region Tour. This 8 slide PowerPoint presentation is full of facts about this history of the canal, it's historical purpose, the function of locks, and passage through the canal. Please check my products for more PowerPoint presentations, tour pages, and sou
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Erie Canal Primary Source Worksheet 1836
This worksheet allows students to use a primary source document to learn about the Erie Canal. I use this worksheet to help students understand the importance of the Erie Canal and how it changed the United States. This activity is very easy to use. All you have to do is print off the primary sourc
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Erie Canal Pack (PPT, DOC, PDF)
Five files are included in the Erie Canal Pack. - PowerPoint presentation - Corresponding notes in Microsoft Word and PDF - Corresponding cloze worksheets in Microsoft Word and PDF Objective: To examine the major effects of the Erie Canal. Key Terms and People: Ohio and Erie Canal Erie Canal Locks
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Erie Canal Worksheet (Great Reading)
This worksheet allows students learn about the creation and impact of the Erie Canal. This worksheet on the Erie Canal will guide students through the importance of the Erie Canal in a short and engaging reading. After reading this worksheet my students have a better understanding of how the Erie Ca
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Erie Canal Primary Source Comparison Lesson
Compare two different primary sources about the Erie Canal. Students will learn how the Erie Canal functioned and the importance of the canal.
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Erie Canal Activity Worksheets
Make studying the Erie Canal come alive for your youngsters. This handout offers pictures from years ago and now. Have your studies use their higher order of thinking skills in answering some questions comparing and contrasting then and now. Use collaborative grouping to encourage accountable tal
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Grade 5 Common Core Reading: Informational Text about The Erie Canal
Students will read an informational text about the Erie Canal. Built in the mid 1800s, the Erie Canal was a major engineering feat for the time. By connecting Lake Erie to the Hudson River, the Erie Canal made it possible to take a boat from any city on the Great Lakes to New York City. The stor
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The Erie Canal - A Short History
A short history of the Erie Canal from 1817 until today, suitable for younger students and ESL students. Also of interest: All about Alaska and Hawaii PowerPoint All about Houston PowerPoint The Lighthouses of North Carolina PowerPoint The Erie Canal Powerpoint History of the Everglades for Kids Yos
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Louisiana Standards-Based Erie Canal DBQ
This DBQ test was created for 4th Grade Social Studies, particularly with the lack of Louisiana State Resources in mind. It could also be used as intervention in 3rd or 5th. Part of a growing bundle aligned with the Louisiana Scope and Sequence! There are 4 different sources with multiple choice,
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An Interactive SmartBoard Intro to the Erie Canal for Grades 3-6
Everything you every wanted to know about the Erie Canal but were afraid to ask! In this 41 page SmartBoard presentation, students are introduced to the Erie Canal and its effects on the United States. This interactive presentation is geared towards grades three through six, and provides a basic y
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Erie Canal and Transportation Systems Webquest
Students will gain basic knowledge about the Erie Canal and other early 1800s transportation systems including roads, steamboats and railroads. The main focus of this webquest is the Erie Canal and the development of the steamboat by Robert Fulton. The webquest uses a very student friendly website t
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Erie Canal Map Worksheet Packet with Answer Keys
Erie Canal Map Worksheet with Answer Key, Erie Canal Chart with Answer Key, Erie Canal Song Worksheet with Answer Key and Erie Canal Population Chart with Answer Key Level: Easy
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ERIE CANAL
AN ECONOMIC JOURNEY THROUGH THE ERIE CANAL. POWER POINT WILL SHOW THE IMPORTANCE OF THE CANAL AND HOW IT INCREASED TRADE AND HELPED MAKE NEW YORK CITY WHAT IT IS TODAY.
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The Erie Canal and You
The Erie Canal was an exciting and pivotal time in U.S. history. But most textbooks only devote a couple of pages to it, so your students are not getting a real feel for the men who built and worked along the canal. This unit — “The Erie Canal and You” — has 65 pages of information and illustratio
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Erie Canal PowerPoint Presentation
Objective: To examine the major effects of the Erie Canal. Key Terms and People: Ohio and Erie Canal Erie Canal Locks Hudson River Lake Erie Multimedia: Video - The Erie Canal (4:46) Audio - Low Bridge, by Thomas S. Allen Video - Building the Erie Canal (2:39) Common Core Learning Standards: Read
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Erie Canal Powerpoint
A powerpoint history of the Erie Canal, past and present, from conception to completion and all the steps in between. 44 slides, lots of fun information in easy-to-read English for younger readers. Also of interest: The Story of Philadelphia for Kids Arches National Park PowerPoint Badlands Nationa
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The Erie Canal Common Core Text-based Answers Activity
This activity was designed to address ELA Common Core Learning Standards in a 7th Grade Social Studies lesson. The primary source excerpts come from various internet sites including http://www.buffalohistorygazette.com/2010/09/grain-elevators-as-they-were-part-one.html and http://query.nytimes.com/
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Erie Canal
Are you looking for a way to add more writing in your ELA or social studies class? If so, this resource may be for you! The Erie Canal is covered in most Westward Expansion and Transportation units in social studies. There are two writing activities included in this resource: a word splash creat
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