Social Studies: Canada and The U.S.A.


     The current topic for Social Studies is the North American Continent.  One wonderful resource we take for granted is the Great Lakes system, which played an integral role in the settling of many cities.  As the students work on the current unit, they are to access the website given below, and follow a Great lakes freighter for several weeks.  Record on a spreadsheet the name of the ship, dates, the ports it visited, and the cargo it carried.  (Be sure to choose a Great Lakes freighter as many ocean-going ships also traverse these lakes.)  Only this website needs to be used, but further investigation is encouraged.  Include a picture of the vessel chosen.  The due date will be announced in class.