• Panama Canal Video Qs and Web Quest                                                           Name:________________

    TR Video:

    1.       Why did TR wish to see the United States as the dominant power on the Pacific?

     

    2.       How did the United States gain control of the land needed to build the canal?

     

     

     

    ·         Enter the following Google search: Make the Dirt Fly

    ·         Select the first link

    ·         Enter the exhibit and read the introduction superimposed on the photograph.

    ·         When you reach the page labeled “Why Build the Canal” read the grey box on the left titled, “What is an Isthmus?”  Work with a partner to answer the following question.

    1.       What is an Isthmus?

     

     

     

    ·         Advance to the page titled, “Choosing a Route”

    ·         Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the map.

    2.       Based on your definition of an isthmus and the map, to which country did Panama belong?

     

     

     

     

    ·         Advance to the page titled, “Waging War on Mosquitoes”

    3.       What diseases caused many canal workers to get sick and even die during the project?

     

     

     

    4.       How did workers contract these diseases?

     

     

     

    5.       How did workers control the mosquito population?

     

     

     

    6.       How many workers died while building the Panama Canal?

     

     

     

     

     


     

     

    ·         Visit the following website:  http://www.pbs.org/video/2157936099/

    ·         In the field on the top right type: Travel the Panama Canal

    ·        Scroll down and click on the video: Travel the Panama Canal

    ·         Watch the attached video of ships traveling through the canal.

    7.       Based on the video, describe how locks work to transport ships up and down hills.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    ·         Visit the following website:  www.canalmuseum.com

    ·         Follow the link to “Old Photos” at the top of the page

    ·         Scroll down until you see the heading, “Photos from 1904-1915”

    ·         Examine these photos and perform a photo analysis on two of your choice.

    Describe the action or subject of the photograph

     

     

     

    What details yield the most information

    How is the photograph useful in making inferences or generalizations?

     

     

     

    What questions do you have about the photograph?

     

     

     

    Describe the action or subject of the photograph

     

     

     

     

    What details yield the most information

    How is the photograph useful in making inferences or generalizations?

     

     

     

     

    What questions do you have about the photograph?