The Erie Canal: Impact on People and Cities
Students use information from primary documents to describe the social and economic community in Utica after the opening of the Erie Canal.
-Learn how the lives of individuals are rooted in specific places and within a specific time frame
-Understand the historic development of a canal city and the economic and geographic factors that shape urban growth
-Write an essay describing the businesses, the trades, and the community in Utica, New York, after the Erie Canal was built
Publication Date: July 2007
Number of pages: 17 (teacher guide - 7; student DBQ - 10)