Exploring The Great Lakes, 1st Edition

  • Linda Thompson
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  • ISBN-10: 1625131844
  • ISBN-13: 9781625131843
  • DDC: 973
  • Grade Level Range: 4th Grade - 6th Grade
  • 48 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released August 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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During settlement, the Great Lakes and its rivers were the only practical means of moving people and freight. Barges from middle North America were able to reach the Atlantic Ocean from the Great Lakes when the Erie Canal opened in 1825. By 1848, with the opening of the Illinois and Michigan Canal at Chicago, direct access to the Mississippi River was possible from the lakes, thereby establishing an all-inland water route between New York City and New Orleans. Students will learn about the role that the Great Lakes played in transorting cargo, immigrants, and even cruise ships. This title will help students analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
1: Waterway to America’s Heartland.
2: Champlain’s Explorations.
3: Forts, Missions, and Trading Posts.
4: Conflict between the French and British.
5: The Northwest Territory.
Websites to Visit.
Show What You Know.