Historic Shipwrecks of the Gulf of Mexico: A Teacher's Resource

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DIANE Publishing, 2008 - 19 pages
This lesson is based on the National Register of Historic Places registration file ┐Josephine┐ and other sources on sidewheel steamships of the 19th century. This lesson could be used in units on commerce, maritime transportation, or technology. It can be used to help students learn about the maritime industry along the Gulf Coast of the U.S. in the 19th century, or to understand the importance of merchant steamships in the settlement of the Texas Gulf Coast. Contents: Historical Context; Locating the Site: Maps; Determining the Facts: The History of the Steamship ┐Josephine,┐ Who Was Charles Morgan?, and Paddlewheel Steamboats; Visual Evidence: Images; Putting It All Together: Create a Paddlewheel, and Local Shipwrecks. Vocabulary. Illus.

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