ERIC Number: ED439051
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
The Building of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. Teaching with Historic Places.
Seyler, Sherilyn; Kupper, Kathleen
This teaching guide explores the history of the Chesapeake and Ohio (C & O) National Historic Park, its building and its times. The lesson can be used in units on the early industrial period of U.S. history and in courses on geography or science and technology. Students realize the role canals played in western expansion and in the evolution of transportation by focusing on the construction of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. Student objectives include: (1) to describe the importance of George Washington's role in the building of a Potomac River canal; (2) to explain the role canals played in the early industrial economy of the nation; (3) to outline the effect the C & O Canal had on the Potomac River Valley; and (4) to research forms of transportation used in the students' own communities in the early days of development. (LB)
Descriptors: Geography, History Instruction, Primary Sources, Science and Society, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Technology, United States History
Teaching with Historic Places, National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service, 1849 C Street, NW, Suite NC400, Washington, DC 20240. For full text: http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/10c&o/10c&o.htm
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Park Service (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC. National Register of Historic Places.
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia