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Students study scanning and skimming techniques. In this research skills lesson, students use the research techniques on print literature about the Mississippi River. Students prepare book talks on the literature they read.
In this geography learning exercise, students read a 3 page information text about the history, climate, resources and economy of the Mississippi River and the Great Lakes. Students then answer 10 multiple choice questions.
Student investigate the lock and dam system of the Mississippi River by creating one for the class to observe. The experiment is completed in conjunction with research bring compiled from different resources for a research project.
Students 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.
Students use math to plan a trip by houseboat down the Mississippi River. They research and obtain information on the Mississippi River and its surroundings and use multiple graphs to represent their data.
Students create a class book about the wildlife that lives in and near the Mississippi River.
Students explore print and online resources to explore the Mississippi River and then use the information to complete a scavenger hunt.
Students examine the archeology of the Mississippi River Valley. Using the internet, they expand their research to include how the Native Americans in California used plants to meet their needs. They also research a Native American tribe and cross-reference them to the plant in question.
Students are given the opportunity to play a tag game while studing geographical sites in the U.S.A. (relative to the Mississippi River or to other geographic features you may choose).
Learners demonstrate the importance of the Mississippi River and all its uses such as transportation, food, commercial purposes, and drinking water. They also provide information about other rivers and their importance.
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.
Students create brochures about recreational activities along the Mississippi River. Focusing on points of interest, they research attractions and create maps of the surrounding area. Once students write descriptions of their locations, they design their brochures.
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.
Fourth graders research the importance of the Mississippi River on the internet. Students locate the mouth of the river. Students study and report findings on how the river connects all five regions of the US.
Young scholars 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.
In this measurement worksheet, 3rd graders read a passage on the Mississippi River and then answer five short answer questions relating to the length of the river.
Learners write a report about one of the states along the Mississippi River.
Pupils 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.
Learners 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.
Students are introduced to the topic of area. In groups, they share various techniques to help them identify different shapes and work together to calculate the area. They use this same knowledge to determine the area of animal tracks found along the Mississippi River.