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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. Erie Canal Cover

Learning goals:
-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)

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