Erie Canal Webquest

 
 

Your task is to research a role from the perspective of the Town Mayor, Boat Captain, Canal Engineer, and Passenger. Each person in the group will be responsible for researching one aspect of the Erie Canal in their role. Your group must complete each of their booklets using books, websites and maps. Each person in your group will be responsible for writing two journal entries from the perspective of the person you selected.


Town Mayor:

    Vocabulary

    History

Canal Engineer:

    Locks

    Challenges

Boat Captain:

   Jobs

   Boat Facts

    Goods Transported

Passenger:

   Important Dates

    Interesting Facts



Process:

    Each person in your table group will be assigned a role. Using the books, maps, and websites you will conduct your research on the Erie Canal. Use this information to complete your booklets and share your information among your table mates to complete the booklet and create your journal entries.



Resources:

   Important Dates

    Locks

   

   



Introduction:

The Erie Canal was opened in 1825. It was an engineering marvel and was important to the formation of the young United States of America and New York State. The Erie Canal made New York City the largest port in the United States.



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