New York has quite an amazing and rich history!
One of the greatest technological advances of the 19th Century was the Erie Canal. It connected The Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes and allowed people to travel and trade like never before!
The Erie Canal fits very well into the fourth grade curriculum of NY but how does it fit into the bigger picture of the overall social studies curriculum?
The series of worksheets will help!
I created a set of sheets/lessons to help students understand how the most important ideas surrounding the development and construction of the Erie Canal fit into the EIGHT STRANDS of social studies.
The 8 Strands are a philosophical perspective and RESEARCH-based strategy on teaching social studies at any level.
-review of the most important Erie Canal facts
-a kid-friendly 8 Strands graphic organizer web
-a blank web for kids to fill in
-other creative ideas to help get you started!