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Queen of the Mississippi: Mid-Nineteenth Century Significance of New Orleans and the Mississippi River
Young scholars analyze the significance of the city of New Orleans and the Mississippi River. For this Louisiana lesson, students research primary and secondary sources for information on the economic significance of the port of New Orleans and the Mississippi River to the U.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 11 Downloads
How Old Is Illinois?
High schoolers use fossils found in rocks to determine the age of the strata between Rock Island and Chicago. Pupils pretend they are geologists. They must determine the age of all rock layers between the Mississippi River and Lake Michigan.
9th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 9 Downloads
Special Report: Flood of the Great River
Pupils work together in groups and role play the role of television crews. Using the internet, they research specific events of the Mississippi River flooding and report their findings to the class from different angles. They are to turn in a list of questions that are being answered before their presentation.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 15 Downloads
Mapping the Mississippi
Earth science classes can inspect the geography of the Mississippi River watershed by using National Geographic's fascinating FieldScope, an interactive mapping tool. Printable worksheets can be used to guide the exploration. This neat package can be used when learning about remote imagery, physical geography, or if your class happens to be learning about the Midwest.
5th - 12th Science 40 Views 46 Downloads
The Meandering Mississippi River
Geography or earth science classes may find this worksheet useful for reviewing their knowledge of the Mississippi River. Primarily, it addresses tributaries, major cities, sources, etc. Composed exclusively of fill-in-the-blank questions, it does not require any critical thinking.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 4 Views 15 Downloads
Territory and Statehood of Iowa
Fifth graders recognize the steps to create a territory, a district and a state. For this Iowa lesson, 5th graders discuss the three capitals and their importance. Students recognize the key people in the development of Iowa. Students research the Mississippi River and how the territories were formed.
5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
A Wanderer's Point of View
Students write an imaginative story using a specific point of view. Students imagine what life along the Mississippi River is like and pretend they are there. Students may use the scenario provided, or create their own for their story.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
River Reading Circle
Students participate in a reading circle as a means of studying river-related poetry. They meet in small groups to discuss provided poems about the Mississippi River and use written or drawn notes to guide their part of the discussion.
4th - 6th Language Arts 5 Views 19 Downloads
OSAE Can You See
Students observe, speculate, analyze and evaluate conclusions about Mississippi River locations as well as illustrate their findings in drawings. They enhance themselves with their surroundings and landscape pictures at various places along the Mississippi River.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
Students create a trading card about a state bordering the Mississippi River. Using traditional and internet research, students generate a list of interesting facts about their chosen state using the five themes of geography. They use their research to create a trading card to be traded with their classmates.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 5 Views 27 Downloads