Interpreting the Evidence
Upper Falls of the Genesee River, c. 1900
Suggested Teaching Instructions
The Upper Falls and railroad bridge on the Genesee River in current-day Letchworth State Park near Portageville, New York, circa 1900.
New York State is the home of many breathtaking waterfalls. They can be found in all different regions of the state. The origin of the waterfalls stems from the Ice Age and movement of glaciers throughout the area.
How does geography impact culture and economy?
Check for Understanding
Describe the scene in the photograph and explain how this water source influenced New York's culture and economy.
When and why was the bridge in the photograph built? Is this bridge still standing today?
Science: Investigate the impact of glaciers in New York State during the Ice Age.
English Language Arts: Write a newspaper article persuading people to visit a waterfall of your choice in New York State.