A souvenir plate commemorates the opening of the Erie Canal, 1825.
What does this plate commemorate?
What is the picture that is printed on the plate?
Why do you think plates like this were made?
What does the plate show about New Yorkers' opinion of the completion of the canal?
Draw a map displaying the route of the Mohawk River in relationship to the Erie Canal.
Math: How many miles did the keg of water have to travel from Buffalo before mixing with the Atlantic Ocean?
Art: Design a commemorative plate to celebrate the opening of the Erie Canal. Pick a particular event or place to depict on your plate.
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