· explain why the creation of the canal was
· identify major cities along the Ohio-Erie Canal
· explain what each major city is known for and
why it developed along the canal
· describe how the canal was made and by whom
· present their findings to an audience through
posters and brochures
Ohio Academic Content Standards
6.Explain the impact of settlement, industrialization
and transportation on the expansion of the United States.
Benchmark:People In Societies
4.Describe the waves of immigration to North
America and the areas from which people came in each wave.
8. Explain how the
characteristics of different physical environments affect human activities in
9.Analyze the positive and negative
consequences of human changes to the physical environment including:a) Great Lakes navigation; b) highway
systems; c) irrigation; d) mining; e) introduction of new species
Distribution and Consumption Markets
4.Explain how regions in North America become
interdependent when they specialize in what they produce best and then trade
with other regions inside and outside North America to increase the amount of
variety of goods and services available.
Students will need:
· poster board
· printing from the internet capabilities
· blank paper for brochure
· computer projector and screen (to show videos to
YouTube - Canal Diggers retrieved fromhttp://www.youtube.comwatch?v=vcDJ5hmTkpoThis video is dedicated to the
men who dug the Ohio Erie Canal, Ohio Miami Canal and the Erie Canal by hand.
Using picks and shovels they dug a ditch and lined it with clay to prevent the
canal water from draining out. Working at times in miserable conditions for low
pay they persevered to open the Midwest to further expansion.
Ohio video series explores the history, events, and people of
Ohio. This video episode explores the history and importance of the Ohio Canal
transportation system. Visit Roscoe Village to learn how canals changed Ohio,
take a ride on the Monticello III to see what the canals were like, and hear
from experts about life during the canal era.
following is a list of websites that I used in order to create this webquest:
Instead of researching cities
along the canal, students can focus on the different attractions that are still
located along the remaining segments of the canal today.The image of the map on the teacher page
lists several just from Cleveland to Akron.