ERIC Number: ED467790
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
The Ohio & Erie Canal: Catalyst of Economic Development for Ohio. Teaching with Historic Places.
In the 19th century, canal boats pulled along by mules carried much cargo. The canal boat was the family business, their livelihood, and their home. In Ohio, these boats glided gracefully along the Ohio and Erie Canal, heavily laden with lumber on its way north to Lake Erie where it was transferred to a lake freighter and sent to Buffalo (New York) and the Erie Canal. This lesson plan is based on the National Register of Historic Places file "Ohio and Erie Canal" and park documents. The lesson can be used in teaching units about transportation or the economic development of the western frontier in the early-to-mid 1800s. It cites educational objectives for students and materials needed. The lesson is divided into eight sections: (1) "About This Lesson"; (2) "Getting Started: Inquiry Questions"; (3) "Setting the Stage: Historical Context"; (4) "Locating the Site: Maps" (Canals of Ohio); (5) "Determining the Facts: Readings" (Ohio's Shot in the Arm; Construction and Operation of the Ohio and Erie Canal); (6) "Visual Evidence: Images" (Cross Section of the Ohio and Erie Canal; Parts of a Lock Gate; Peninsula Lock; House at Lock 38, c. 1875; Modern View of House at Lock 38; Workers Repairing the Canal; Wash Day on the Canal; Canal Boat Family); (7) "Putting It All Together: Activities" (Life on the Ohio and Erie Canal; Effects of Transportation on Daily Life; Importance of Transportation Systems); and (8) "Supplementary Resources." (BT)
Descriptors: Curriculum Enrichment, Economic Development, Heritage Education, Historic Sites, Intermediate Grades, Primary Sources, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Student Educational Objectives, Transportation, United States History
Teaching with Historic Places, National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service, 1849 C Street NW, Suite NC400, Washington, DC 20240. Tel: 202-208-6843. For full text: http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/41ohio/41ohio.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Park Service (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC. National Register of Historic Places.