Tours available October to mid November

  • American expansion and engineering is explored through the technology and craftsmanship of 18th- and 19th-century designers and builders. These innovations resulted in the crafting of an identity as well as a new, independent market. Through primary source materials and documents students will consider the impact of historical events such as the archeological discovery of the ancient city of Pompeii and the building of the Erie Canal. The program provides students with an understanding of practical major developments in industry and transportation on in the US in general and New York State in particular.

NYS Learning Standards:

  • Social Studies Standard #1, History of the US and NYS; Standard #2- World History; Standard #3- Geography 
  • ELA Standard #1-Language for Information and Understanding; Standard #2- Language for Literacy Response and Expression; Standard #3- Critical Analysis and Evaluation; Standard #4-Social Interaction
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