Canals 1820-1860

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While canals are not a common mode of transportation today, they were part of the fuel for America's industrialization. However, most of them were located in the North, also feeding regional differences and sectionalism. Using an interactive map and data, learners explore the canals and their role in the economic development of the United States.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the interactive resource to create a warm-up activity to introduce the Era of Good Feelings
  • Develop discussion questions to examine regional differences between the North and South in the antebellum era using the data
Classroom Considerations

  • All pupils must have access to a computer
Pros

  • Data's interactive presentation encourages student-led inquiry
  • Presents information in a visual and easy-to-understand way
Cons

  • None