Worksheets help students read and interpret images and documents to learn about the Erie Canal.
|DBQ 1: Changing the Map of Our Nation|
|DBQ 2: The Erie Canal: Yesterday and Today|
|DBQ 3: U.S. Waterways Connecting Cities|
|DBQ 4: The Erie Canal- In the Papers|
|DBQ 5: Native Americans of New York State|
|DBQ 6: The Traveling Circus|
|DBQ 7: The Erie Canal: New Parks for New York|
|DBQ 8: People on the Canal|
|DBQ 9: Growing Our State and Nation|
Lesson plan on "Building the Erie Canal," with pre and post-visit activities for Ticket to Ride participants. Students will examine the work that went into building the Erie Canal and consider the political and physical barriers that were overcome to accomplish its construction.
Using original documents and artifacts from the NYS Archives, students travel back more than 180 years to 1825 to learn about the Erie Canal. Three projects enable students to focus on distinct phases of the canal’s impact on New York State.