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Mississippi River Teacher Resources
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Students analyze the significance of the city of New Orleans and the Mississippi River. In 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.S. economy in the 19th century. Students compose essays using their findings.
In these word meanings in context worksheets, students read the selection about the world's longest rivers and then use context clues to learn the meanings of the words Nile River, source, mouth, Amazon River, Mississippi River, tributary, Ob River, and Yangtze River. Students then label the world map with the vocabulary terms and complete three vocabulary activities. Students finish by matching the vocabulary words and their meanings to complete the crossword puzzle.
Learners 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.