What Difference Could a Waterway Make?

And Other Questions about the Erie Canal

From the Series Six Questions of American History

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 6   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

In the early 1800s, many Americans living in the eastern states wanted to explore the western frontier. Vast amounts of land and resources lay to the west—but the Appalachian Mountains formed a huge wall stretching from Canada to Georgia. How could Americans cut through it? Who could create a workable plan? What overwhelming challenges did the workers face? Discover how the Erie Canal opened the passage to the West, bringing people new opportunities for trade and expansion.

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Social Studies
Copyright 2011
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™, LernerClassroom
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2010-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 5.6
BISACS JNF025210, JNF025200
Dewey 386'.4809747
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 860
Guided Reading Level Q
ATOS Reading Level 5.7
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 138493
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Bibliography/further reading, Index, Primary source quotations/images, Reviewed, Sidebars, Source notes, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, Timeline, and eSource

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Six Questions of American History

Explore pivotal moments in US history, from colonial times to the Civil War. Discover the who, what, where, when, why, and how of important events such as the Pilgrims settling at Plymouth, Massachusetts, and Abraham Lincoln issuing the Emancipation Proclamation. Writing exercises at the… View available downloads →