Thursday, February 10, 2011

8th Grade Social Studies - Feb 10th/11th: The Boulder Dam


Log in to Classzone - Chapter 25 - Animated History - Chapter 25: Building the Boulder Dam. You may either write these answers on looseleaf and turn them in, or email them to me.

1.Why was the Boulder Dam project important to the economy?
2.Why do you think the Colorado River was chosen as the site of this dam? Be specific.
3.Why did the Colorado River need to be diverted? How did they do this?
4.Describe the challenges and dangers faced while building the dam.
5.How was this dam a Public Works project? Why did Hoover choose to undertake this project?
6.What impact did/does this dam have on the environment and the local economy?
7.What is the name of the dam today and why did it change?

If time permits, write 3 quiz questions (and answers) about the dam that could reasonably be answered by anyone in your class.

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