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The Building of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal helps 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. Students can...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
The Ohio & Erie Canal: Catalyst of Economic Development for Ohio tells how the construction of this canal transformed one of the poorest states in the Union in the 1820s into the third most prosperous by 1840. The 308-mile canal helped open New...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
Marco Paul's Travels on the Erie Canal is a lesson plan that draws on photos, texts, and other sources to help students learn about the Erie Canal and its impact on the economic and social growth of New York and the nation...  (Library of Congress)
Ohio and Erie Canal National Heritage Corridor is a travel itinerary of 50 houses, farms, churches, historic districts, and other sites. Learn about the first organized American settlement in the Northwest Territory (1772) and the...  (National Park Service)
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