Lesson Plan

Incline 6: An Intepretive Hike

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Grade Level:
Third Grade-Sixth Grade
Design, Engineering, Environment, Geography, Geometry, Labor History, Landscapes, Mathematics, Physical Fitness, Planning/Development, Transportation
45 minutes
Group Size:
Up to 36
National/State Standards:
National Standard 2
Pennsylvania Standard 7.3
Pennsylvania Standard 7.3.6
Pennsylvania Standard 3.6
Pennsylvania Standard 3.6.7


In this activity, the students will hike a trail to the bottom of Incline 6 and hike back up by way of the incline itself.


On the way down, stduents will learn about the natural resources used as raw materials in the building of the Allegheny Portage Railroad. On the way up, students will learn about the cultural resources related to the incline. They will also have the opportunity to determine the angle of the incline and the change in elevation.


Our "Working in America" curriculum is broken down into smaller lesson plans. This is targeted at grades 3-6. Not all lesson plans/activities in the curriculum may be offered nor are they all necessary to successfully complete the curriculum.


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Last updated: February 26, 2015