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Canals to the Hudson

Canals to the Hudson
With the aid of game cards and an exquisitely painted game board, children can hop on a canal boat or become a barefoot lad or lassie walking the towpath of the Delaware & Hudson Canal. Students will explore the impact of the Erie and Delaware & Hudson Canals on westward expansion, development of unions and child labor laws, and the growth and vitality of canal boomtowns. Using an integrated curriculum approach to social studies, the program encourages a team of two students to cooperate in solving a canal related arithmetic problem. Teamwork will help students choose which simple machines helped a lock to work or a coal car to travel up a mountain. The winning prizes are children's smiles when they realize that, although they were only playing a game, they learned a lot about New York's canals.

Time Needed: 2 ½ hours     Grade Levels: 4 & Up


Canals to the Hudson
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