Ms. Poirier's Class

Norman E. Day School

Social Studies

The Northeast Region:

  • The Lowell Mills
  • Washington, D.C. – Virtual Tour
  • What are the 3 branches of our government and who works for each branch?
  • Hershey, PA – How Hershey’s Chocolate is Made
  • Erie Canal – We talked about what a canal is and how it works. Then we discussed the importance of the Erie Canal to the economy of the Northeast.  Here is the Erie Canal in action!

A few other looks at canals…

Lowell Canal and Locks Tour

Panama Canal Time Lapse

  • West Quoddy Head – We visited this famous lighthouse.  What did we learn about the Northeast Coast here?
  • Mount Washington – What did our visit to the Northeast’s tallest peak tell you about the geography of the Northeast?  Of what major mountain range is the Mt. Washington a part?
  • Plymouth, MA – In Plymouth, we learned about the Pilgrims and the Mayflower.  We talked a lot about the Mayflower Compact.  According to the Mayflower Compact, who had a say or a part in the brand new government of the colony?
  • New York City and Skyscrapers – What did New York City and the building of skyscrapers like the Empire State Building tell you about the population of the Northeast?



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