Teachers Morganne Atutis and Shannon Wells worked with CER library media specialist Molly Clark and their students to prepare a Jeopardy game, as part of the interactive learning experience. The students had recently studied all about the Erie Canal and were eager to offer a fun, historical gaming experience for other fourth-graders in the region.
Joined by fourth-grade classrooms in Fulton, Hannibal and East Syracuse, the CER fourth-graders also played along in their Jeopardy game, which included the following categories: travel, business, inventions, history and construction, among others. Favorite Erie Canal facts revealed from the game included: it cost $5 to ship a ton of wheat from Buffalo to New York City after the canal was constructed and an aqueduct is a type of bridge that carries boats over rivers.
Following each school’s presentation of information learned, students in the classrooms had the opportunity to both ask and answer Erie canal-related questions.