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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 Canal connected America together and the rapid prosperity of New York City from building the canal system.
This activity is very easy to use. All you have to do is print off the reading from the following website for classroom use or direct students to the website to answer the worksheet questions:
The reading is labeled (“Little Short of Madness”)
Students read the document and answer the questions on the worksheet. The worksheet includes 12 questions and has an answer sheet for the teacher. The Erie Canal Worksheet can be used to generate classroom discussion or be used as homework. Feel free to modify this assignment as needed for your classes.