Grade 4

How Did the City of Holyoke, Massachusetts, Shape Water To Attract Businesses?

Historians explore. In this lesson, students explore the planned city of Holyoke, Massachusetts. They will learn how the building of a dam and three-level canal system provided the infrastructure to support growing businesses and increased housing. Students will look at maps, watch a short video, and analyze historic photographs. Students will be able to provide evidence to answer the mystery question: "How did the city of Holyoke shape water to attract businesses?"

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