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 yet comprehensive introduction to the Erie Canal, its construction, and its effects on American history.
Students are introduced to:
* Why build a canal?
* Challenges of building a canal
* The Erie Canal Opens
* Effects of the Erie Canal
* The End of the Erie Canal
* The Erie Canal today
Infused with humorous slides and two interactive slides at the end of the presentation to test student knowledge in a fun way, this presentation is a great introduction to the Erie Canal for children just learning about American history or a terrific review for older students!