Mississippi River Teacher Resources
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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
The River and Lake States
For this geography worksheet, 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.
2nd - 4th Social Studies & History 24 Views 178 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
Queen of the Mississippi: Mid-Nineteenth Century Significance of New Orleans and the Mississippi River
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.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 11 Downloads
The Meandering Mississippi River
Geography or earth science classes may find this learning exercise 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. In this Iowa instructional activity, 5th graders discuss the three capitals and their importance. Students recognize the key people in the development of Iowa.
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
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
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.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 15 Downloads
Colonial North America
Showcase the religion, conflicts, daily life, and politics of Colonial North America. A very well-done presentation highlights all the major colonial groups, social norms, demographics, and political struggles of the time. Perfect for an independent work station, and great for note taking or for added interest during lecture.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 88 Views 150 Downloads
A Weighty Issue
Want to get your young scholars motivated in science class? Given only a piece of aluminum foil, assign groups the task of designing a "barge" that will support the weight of a bunch of pennies. The group who is able to put the most pennies on their barge before it sinks is the winner!
3rd - 8th Science 3 Views 8 Downloads