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Vortex of Horseshoe Falls, Niagara Falls, c. 1900

Vortex of Horseshoe Falls
New York State Archives, NYSA_A3045-78_D47_NiJ43
Document Description
The top of the Horseshoe Falls at Niagara Falls, circa 1900.
What are the parts of the Horseshoe Falls?
What is the source of the mist covering part of the view?
The Niagara River is used for many things. List and explain some of its uses.
Historical Challenges
Niagara Falls was the subject of what international treaty?
Interdisciplinary Connections
Science: What is hydroelectric power, and how does it work?
English Language Arts: Create a travel brochure for people visiting Niagara Falls. Include five interesting facts about the falls.
Bauer, Marion Dane. Niagara Falls. New York: Aladdin, 2006. ISBN: 0689869452.
Berton, Pierre. Niagara: A History of the Falls. New York: Kodansha International, 1997. ISBN: 1568361548
Charles, Veronika Martenova. The Maiden of the Mist: A Legend of Niagara Falls. Toronto: Stoddart Kids, 2001. ISBN: 0773762078, 0773732977
Whitcraft, Melissa. The Niagara River. New York: Franklin Watts, 2001. ISBN: 0531119033

Vander Wilt, Dirk. Niagara Falls: A Guide for Tourists. New York: Parkscape Press, 2005. ISBN: 0976706415

Essential Question
How does geography influence human settlement and economic systems?
Check for Understanding
Describe the scene in the photograph and explain the influence of this body of water on New York's settlement and economy.