What Is the Panama Canal? What Was Series

What Is the Panama Canal?

Before 1914, traveling from the East Coast to the West Coast meant going by land across the entire United States. To go by sea involved a long journey around South America and north along the Pacific Coast. But then, in a dangerous and amazing feat of engineering, a 48-mile-long channel was dug through Panama, creating the world’s most famous shortcut: the Panama Canal!---from the publisher

112 pages                            978-0448478999                      Ages 8-12

Keywords:  canals, engineering, travel, Central America, 20th century, American history, 8 year old, 9 year old, 10 year old, 11 year old, 12 year old, Social Studies Curriculum, part of a series, Latin American history, construction

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