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The Building of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal DLESE Reviewed Collection
This lesson is one in a series that brings the important stories of historic places into the classrooms across the country. It could be used in units on the early industrial period of American history and in courses on geography or science and technology. It will help 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.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Case study
  • Geographical Sciences:
    • Human geography
    • Physical geography
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and Other Restrictions Information is Unknown
DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-190
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Populations, resources, environments
      • G - History and nature of science:
        • History of science
        • Science as a human endeavor
  • National Geography Standards:
    • Environment and society:
      • How human actions modify the physical env.
    • Human systems:
      • The patterns and networks of economic interdependence on Earth's surface
      • The process, patterns, and functions of human settlement
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contributor: Kathleen Kupper
C and O Canal National Historical Park