Mississippi River Teacher Resources
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From Lazy River To Deep Water
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.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 7 Downloads
Special Report: Flood of the Great River
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.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 14 Downloads
Touch the Past: Archaeology of the Upper Mississippi River Region
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.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
Language Arts: Mississippi River Brochure
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.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 5 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 28 Views 38 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 3 Views 17 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
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 3 Views 26 Downloads
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.
4th - 5th Math 3 Views 14 Downloads