Field Trip Program
Exploring the C&O Canal's Cushwa Basin in Williamsport, Maryland
Students explore the historic C&O Canal at Williamsport, Maryland on a half day education program. This program is designed for grades 3-5 and provides students with hands-on learning in science, math, engineering and history. From touring a historic canal lockhouse and operating a canal lock, to examining evidence of earth processes, to scavenger hunts and engaging discussion through real life case studies, students will come to know and appreciate the C&O Canal as an important part of our nation's past and gain an understanding of how the canal is relevant to their lives today.
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- African American History and Culture, Biology: Plants, Civil War, Commerce and Industry, Conservation, Earth Science, Economics, Engineering, Environment, Family Life, History, Hydrology, Regional Studies, Science and Technology, Social Studies, Transportation, Westward Expansion
- National/State Standards:
- English Language Arts, Speaking and Listening, Comprehension and Collaboration:
ELA-Literacy RI4.1, 2
ELA-Literacy SL4.1, 4
Next Generation Science Standards:
4-ESS2-1 Earth Systems
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