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Riding on the Rails of History: The Panama Canal Railway

An amazing experience when traveling through #CentralAmerica -- Riding from Pacific Coast to the Atlantic across Panama on the country's iconic Panama Canal Railway | Alex in Wanderland

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This site's teaching resources about Central America fit very nicely with Unit 2 (La enseñanza) of the textbook Comunidades: Más allá del aula (Pearson). In particular, Lección 6 talks about how education is influenced by culture. The lack of emphasis on Central America and US relations with that region is a good example of how "educational culture" determines what we do and do not teach/learn.

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panama canal, "the kiss of the oceans" - meeting of the atlantic & pacific, 1915

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America’s Fight Against Addiction | Drug Treatment Timeline | drug rehab, addiction treatment, sobriety, recovery, la hacienda treatment center, addiction treatment, addiction recovery

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The Panama Canal. This, of course, runs straight through Panama. With the creation of this canal ships no longer had to travel all the way around South America. Which shortened the trip considerably!

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The city was founded on the western end of a treacherously marshy islet known as Manzanillo Island. As part of the construction of the Panama Railroad, the island was connected to the Panamanian mainland by a causeway and part of the island was drained to allow the erection of permanent buildings.

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American Imperialism Graphic Organizer

This graphic organizer is a great front loading or ending activity for American Imperialism. It covers American motives, Spanish American War, annexation of Hawaii, Panama Canal, Open Door Policy in China, along with the presidents Roosevelt, Taft, and Wilson.

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4th Grade History Activity: The Panama Canal

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Riding on the Rails of History: The Panama Canal Railway

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