Education

Learning Hub

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Your Gateway to the Erie Canal

If you are teaching your students about the Erie Canal, you've come to the right place! Take your students to the canal with a Ticket to Ride field trip or access virtual tours, lesson plans, and document-based questions.

Contact Us

For more information, contact:
Patrick Stenshorn
Patrick_Stenshorn@eriecanalway.org
(518) 237-7000, ext. 220.

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The Erie Canal Learning Hub is a joint initiative of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor and the New York State Canal Corporation, with additional support from the National Park Foundation and the National Park Service.
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Ticket to Ride

Take your students to the canal for first-rate educational field trips. The program covers bus and tour fees.

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Lesson Plans and DBQs

Find curriculum materials and other resources for teaching history and STEM related to the Erie Canal.

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Videos and Virtual Tours

Take a closer look at structures like locks and bridges used to operate the canal.

Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor logo New York Canal Corporation logo
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Classroom Tools

See our classroom tools and learning resources.