Working with Water: Wisconsin Waterways

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A great book for young readers, and their families, plus materials for teachers and libraries too!

"Water, water, everywhere . . ." Working with Water, the latest in the popular New Badger History series, teaches young readers about the many ways water has shaped Wisconsin's history, from glaciers to stewardship. It touches on geography and hydrography; transportation networks of Indians and fur traders; the Erie Canal; shipwrecks, lighthouses, shipping, and shipbuilding; ...

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Overview

A great book for young readers, and their families, plus materials for teachers and libraries too!

"Water, water, everywhere . . ." Working with Water, the latest in the popular New Badger History series, teaches young readers about the many ways water has shaped Wisconsin's history, from glaciers to stewardship. It touches on geography and hydrography; transportation networks of Indians and fur traders; the Erie Canal; shipwrecks, lighthouses, shipping, and shipbuilding; fishing, ricing, "pearling" (clamming), and cranberry cultivation; lumbering, milling, and papermaking; recreation, resorts, tourism, and environmentalism.

The companion Teacher's Guide and Student Materials engages students in hands-on exploration. It highlights historical processes and encourages multiple learning styles.

Distributed for the State Historical Society, Office of School Services

Author Biography: Bobbie Malone is director of the Office of School Services and Jeff Gray is the state underwater archaeologist, both at the State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Anika Fajardo is a writer and former elementary school teacher.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780870203299
  • Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society
  • Publication date: 9/28/2001
  • Series: New Badger History Series
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 88
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.35 (d)

Meet the Author

    Having earned her doctorate in American History at Tulane University, Bobbie Malone has directed the Office of School Services at the State Historical Society since 1995. She has written or co-written the other New Badger History Series titles, Digging and Discovery: Wisconsin Archaeology and Learning from the Land: Wisconsin Land Use, and now feels as much like a Wisconsinite as she does a Texan.
    Anika Fajardo is a graduate of UW–Madison. She taught elementary school for three years before beginning graduate school at San Jose State University in Library and Information Science. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.    

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1 Lakes, Rivers, and Ice 1
Ch. 2 Paddling to and through Wisconsin 11
Ch. 3 Sailing to Settlement 21
Ch. 4 Ships and Shipping 30
Ch. 5 Exploring Shipwrecks 41
Ch. 6 Working on the Water 53
Ch. 7 Production, Prosperity, and Pollution 63
Ch. 8 Recreation and Recovery 73
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