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This lesson plan collection will add depth and increase student engagement to any units on the Erie Canal and early transportation in the United States. Seven lesson plans are included, including 2 webquests, and 5 worksheets. Teacher answer sheets are included for all the webquests and worksheets.
The follow topics are covered in this collection:
Development and impact of the Erie Canal
Trade on the Ohio River
Trade on the Mississippi River
Trade on the Missouri River
Robert Fulton and development of the steamboat
First National Road
Early trains 1830s
The Erie Canal and Early Transportation Systems in America Lesson Plan Collection includes the following: (Please click on the links to learn more about each individual lesson plan)