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Mississippi River

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students study scanning and skimming techniques. In this research skills lesson plan, students use the research techniques on print literature about the Mississippi River. Students prepare book talks on the literature they read.
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Wildlife Along the Mississippi River

For Teachers K - 5th
Students create a class book about the wildlife that lives in and near the Mississippi River.
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The Mississippi River

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
After examining a short passage about the Mississippi River system, readers use the provided graphic organizer to identify the main idea and supporting ideas in the article.
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Save Your Rivers

For Teachers K - 5th
Students create posters about protecting rivers in their state.
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Along the Banks of the Mississippi

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners write a report about one of the states along the Mississippi River.
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Mississippi River Scavenger Hunt

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students explore print and online resources to explore the Mississippi River and then use the information to complete a scavenger hunt.
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Let the River Run

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
Pupils examine deposits found in a river in this science lesson. They collect data of sediment deposit found in the Mississippi river, then graph and analyze their data using the TI.
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The River and Lake States

For Students 2nd - 4th
In 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.
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River Systems

For Teachers 6th Standards
Scholars must react to the ecosystems of a river. They use inquiry-based learning along with maps and visuals to better understand the impact of rivers on everyday life. To finish, they create final written projects and presentations. 
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Special Report: Flood of the Great River

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
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...
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The Meandering Mississippi River

For Students 7th - 9th
Geography or earth science classes may find this activity useful for reviewing their knowledge of the Mississippi River. Primarily, it addresses tributaries, major cities, sources, etc. Composed exclusively of fill-in-the-blank...
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River

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Learners use historical research with primary sources to learn why the Mississippi River was important to Red Wing.
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United States Map- Rivers

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students learn about rivers. In this maps lesson, students describe rivers and what human activities take place in a river. Students use a map to locate the rivers in the United States.
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Six of the Large Rivers of the United States

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this United States map worksheet, students view a map of the six largest rivers found in the United States. Students answer 4 short answer questions at the bottom of the worksheet.
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Rivers, Maps, and Math

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students use maps to locate and label the major rivers of North and South America. Using the internet, they identify forests, grasslands, mountain ranges and other landforms on the continents as well. They compare and contrast the...
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From Lazy River To Deep Water

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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.
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The Negro Speaks of Rivers Theme of Race

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this poetry analysis learning exercise, students explore the theme of race in the Langston Hughes "The Negro Speaks of Rivers," as they read an excerpt about the perspectives that black people throughout history have taken with...
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Mapping the Mississippi

For Teachers 5th - 12th
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...
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River Reading Circle

For Teachers 4th - 6th
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.
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Raging River

For Students 3rd
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.
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The World's Longest Rivers

For Students 3rd - 4th
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,...
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The Negro Speaks of Rivers Themes

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this poetry analysis worksheet, students respond to 5 discussion questions that require them to investigate the symbolism of rivers in the Langston Hughes poem “The Negro Speaks of Rivers."
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America's Mighty Rivers

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students examine the cultural importance of America's rivers. Using the Mississippi and Hudson Rivers, they examine a story that takes place on each river. They are introduced to the concepts of preservation and stewardship.
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River Flow Rate

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Students work together to estimate the flow rate of a local river. They relate their results in a lab setting to the environment. They use the internet to research the actual flow rate and compare it with their estimate.
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The Mississippi River

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students 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.
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How Old Is Illinois?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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Do Some Research - Longest River in the United States

For Students 4th - 6th
In this geography research worksheet, students use the library or Internet to locate information about longest river in the United States which flows into the Gulf of Mexico. They write the answer on the blue line, write a short essay...
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The Mighty Mississippi River

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students acquire in-depth knowledge of the geographic significance of the Mississippi River. They identify and expand their knowledge of the role of the river in the development of cities. Finally, students gain insight into the ways...
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USA State Tag / Mississippi River Shuffle

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
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).
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OSAE Can You See

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learners 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...
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Salmon vs. Dams: The Dam Removal Debate on the Elwha River

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students use roll playing to discuss the merits of tearing down these dams so that the Elwha River can run free. The activity is presented in the form of a council meeting to encourage students to try to build consensus in finding...
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Touch the Past: Archaeology of the Upper Mississippi River Region

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils 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...
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A Wanderer's Point of View

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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.
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HOT TOPICS OF THE MISSISSIPPI

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students use a five-step process to write a persuasive essay about an issue that is related to the Mississippi River. Students build an argument based on prior knowledge and information from a variety of sources. Students base their...
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Themes of Perseverance: Langston Hughes

For Students 9th - 12th
The class reads a short comment on the symbolism of rivers in the Langston Hughes poem, "The Negro Speaks of Rivers." They respond to a question about the relationship between rivers and the black community and a question about the...
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Trading Information

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers 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. ...
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Animal Tracks

For Teachers 4th - 5th
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...
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Family Vacation

For Teachers 5th - 6th
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.
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Mapping River Statistics

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research different statistics to do with the Mississippi River. They answer questions about finding data and collect it by conducting research. The research is used to construct a data table. Then students use the table to...
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LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI PAST AND PRESENT

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders explore the Mississippi River and the ways in which it is used by the communities it travels through.
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Salmon Vs. Dams: the Dam Removal Debate on the Elwha River

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students role-play a meeting of the Elwha River council in which they present opposing views to council members on hydroelectric power and salmon fisheries resources. They brainstorm possible conflicts between various people in land-use...
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Scattered About

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students are introduced to the concept of scatter plots after reviewing the various types of graphs. In groups, they analyze the type of information one can receive from a scatter plot and identify the relationship between the x and y...
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Science: Draining the Land - the Mississippi River

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners use topographic maps to identify parts of rivers. In addition, they discover gradient and predict changes in the channels caused by variations in water flow. Other activities include sketching a river model with a new channel...
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2005 AP® English Language and Composition Free-Response Questions Form B

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Communication is the key. Prompts from the 2005 AP® English Language and Composition Free-Response Questions Form B allows scholars two opportunities to analyze the use of communication to express thoughts. First, pupils look at...
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Do Some Research: Rivers

For Students 3rd - 5th
Designed to provide learners with a quick research opportunity, this activity provides the following prompt, "The           River flows from Montana and at St. Louis, joins the Mississippi River." Learners are supposed to find the...
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Pre-European Cultures of the Upper Mississippi River Valley

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders locate the Mississippi River Valley on a map. In groups, they use the internet to research the prehistoric periods of this area. They also examine artifacts and pictures and place them into chronological order. They...
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Faulkner's As I Lay Dying: Crossing the River

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Students analyze the multiple voices in William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying. In this multiple voices lesson, students explore the use of symbolism with the narrative voices of the text. Students write a detailed profile of one character...
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In the Wake of a Storm

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners share thoughts about the effects of Hurricane Katrina on Louisiana's natural environment. They read an online article and write proposals to save Mississippi River marshlands.
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Major Rivers

For Teachers 8th
The first page of this PowerPoint gives a sample Junior High test question regarding major rivers in the USA.  The following slides give details and definitions of terms used with regard to streams and watersheds.  There is also a slide...
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Tens! Hundreds! Thousands!!! of Tons

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders take a close look at the types of ships that travel through the Hudson River Valley on the Hudson River. They utilize worksheets embedded in the plan in order to answer questions about exactly what is being shipped, and how...
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USA State Tag / Mississippi River Shuffle

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students reinforce the geographic location of the states of the U.S.A.
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Creating Energy From Water

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students study water and its energy. In this water energy lesson, students discuss hydroelectricity and make models of water turbines.
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River to the Sea

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students investigate the function of wathersheds and weather while they follow Lewis and Clark on their jouney west. They also create a map using acurate measurements and build a model watershed.
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Marquette and Joliet Explore the Mississippi in 1673

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students locate and name the St. Lawrence River, the five Great Lakes, and the Mississippi River on a modern map. They find Quebec, Michilimackinac, Wisconsin, and Chicago on that map. They find the same places on a 1681 map.
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Mississippi

For Students 4th - 6th
In this Mississippi worksheet, students read a two page text about the history of the state of Mississippi. Students then answer 10 true and false questions.
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Rivers

For Students 4th - 5th
For this physical maps worksheet, students use the landform map to study the path of the Ohio River. Students use the map which also shows the Cherokee land in the 1800s to answer the questions.
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Famous Rivers Quiz

For Students 7th - 12th
In this online interactive geography worksheet, students examine the descriptions of 16 famous rivers and identify them by name within 3 minutes.
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The United States 1920-1945

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Have the class take a gander at US History from 1920-1945, by viewing a series of historical photographs. Each photo includes notes on its historical significance. FDR, The Great Mississippi River flood, Japanese internment, and The Dust...
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Journey of Discovery and Rivers

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students investigate the rivers encountered and mapped by the Corps of Discovery. They analyze maps, outline and label rivers on a blank map, complete a chart, and answer discussion questions while watching a National Geographic video,...
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United States Map- Rivers

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students identify major rivers on a map of the United States. For this geography lesson, students discuss what a river is and use a map marker to identify the symbol of a river on a map.
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Life on the Mississippi Past And Present

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders study the importance of the Mississippi River with its transportation, drinking water, food, commercial purposes, and travel.
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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders read The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and choose the ten most important adventures of the novel for a timeline activity. In this Huckleberry Finn lesson, 12th graders read the novel and list the adventures. Student...
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Stamp It

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners pick a theme related to the Mississippi River Valley and conduct research using a variety of resources while constructing a commemorative stamp of the topic. The stamp is made using a visual image found in the information.
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Whose River Is It?

For Teachers K - 3rd
Learners explore the world around them through authors, poets, and artists eyes and ears as it relates to them with the river theme. They examine and interpret conditions that might affect the river. Students read books about rivers....
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Language Arts: Mississippi River Brochure

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners 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...
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Twain: Steamboat's a-Comin'

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students discover how rivers inspire creative expression.  In this Mark Twain lesson, students list songs about rivers and discuss common characteristics. They locate the Mississippi River on a map and write a script in which a steamboat...
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History Talks

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers engage in a instructional activity that deals with a historical figure from the area of Mississippi. Then questions are asked of them using a game show format that is followed with additional ones used for brainstorming...
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Title: Rivers as Borders

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students are introduced to the concept of borders. They read maps and identify rivers that separate different countries and states. They examine how or why a landform such as a river border might be the reason for different cultures.
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Rivers of the World

For Students 5th - Higher Ed
In this geography worksheet, learners match the name for each of 20 rivers of the world with the major city where it is located.
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Be a Watershed - Create a Living River

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students investigate water ways by conducting an experiment with classmates.  In this natural resources lesson, students define a watershed and identify where large ones are located within the United States.  Students utilize cups,...
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Rivers: Map Activity

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this map/river activity, students read about rivers as a physical feature, then use a given map to answer 5 multiple choice questions. Worksheet includes an activity about Huck Finn and his adventures.
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Major United States Rivers

For Students 7th - 9th
In this history worksheet, students review and circle twelve major United States rivers in a word search puzzle. Students also write a short paragraph on the back of the worksheet telling about a river in their state.
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Environment: Rivers of Destiny

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Young scholars investigate the results of human intervention with the Mekong. Mississippi, and Amazon rivers. After watching a video about the status of the three rivers, they complete experiments demonstrating the effects of erosion...
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Making Bar Graphs

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this bar graph activity, learners answer short answer questions about bar graphs. Students answer 1 question about a bar graph about a cat, and 3 questions about a bar graph about U.S. rivers.
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"The Colony of Virginia as Far as the Mississippi"

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students identify the resources and other possible reasons why specific locations were chosen during expansion to the West.  In this Geography and U.S. History activity, students create a map that depicts the route of Westward expansion.
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Pascagoula River Basin 9th Grade Mississippi Studies

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders examine pressures on the Pascagoula River and the danger that Mississippi may lose a natural treasure before residents grasp its value and appreciate the potential for long-term benefit.
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Big Boats Up The River

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Using boats along in the Port of Albany as the focus, learners practice adding single-digit numbers and interpreting data. This lesson comes with the worksheets, resource links, and other materials to make it a worthwhile experience.
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Mississippi Under British Rule

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students construct appropriate maps to depict the following information: changes in European territorial claims as a result of the French and Indian War; boundaries of British East and West Florida; significant rivers and settlements of...
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Chart Your Course

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore change represented in graphs comparing distance and time. They exchange and share their graphs. Students interpret and create distance versus time line-graphs, and write stories based on these graphs. They interpret a...
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River Study

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students explore a stream in their area and show the class the topographic map of the stream. They locate the topographic map and name the streams, lakes and ponds in their watershed. They write a paragraph about their stream and...
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Knock On Wood

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students investigate the trees of the Mississippi Valley, specifically looking at the coniferous and deciduous forests. The research of the area is part of a field study when students conduct a survey of local forests in order to create...
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Then and Now

For Students 4th - 5th
In this historical maps worksheet, students compare two versions of the same map for the Mississippi Valley during the Civil War and in present day. Students then answer four questions about the maps.
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Territory and Statehood of Iowa

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders recognize the steps to create a territory, a district and a state.  In this Iowa lesson, 5th graders discuss the three capitals and their importance.  Students recognize the key people in the development of Iowa. Students...
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Mark Twain Lesson Plans

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Celebrate the birthday of Mark Twain and learn about American life and literature along the great Mississippi River.
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Teaching with The Mammoth Mystery

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students use a website to research and summarize findings on the earliest mammoth found east of the Mississippi River. They write a paragraph, make an outline and join key words into meaningful sentences to summarize their research.
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The Old Courthouse in St. Louis: Yesterday and Today

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine why St. Louis was founded on the Mississippi River and the role of the courthouse. They identify the significance of the 19th-century railroad westward expansion, and analyze how the Dred Scott Decision affected national...
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Do Some Research: Geography 103

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
In this geography research worksheet, students read the sentence and research in the library or on the Internet to find the answer and then write it on the blue line. Students then write a short report about this topic: The Mississippi...
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Water Carves the Land

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
What affect do bodies of water have on the world around us? Kids can find out by reading this passage. After reading, they answer five questions related to the text.
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Hide and Seek Science

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Pupils examine macro-invertebrates in order to better understand their link to the food web. Working in groups, they record observations of several areas of a stream or river, collect samples from the river bottom, and identify the...
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Rivers... for Kids

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students investigate U.S. geography by exploring it's bodies of water. In this river formation lesson, students identify the reasons rivers are needed in our country by reading assigned text. Students examine a diagram which explains how...
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Cane River Civil Rights: A Native American Perspective

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary resources. In this civil rights lesson, students examine the civil rights struggle from a Native American perspective. Students analyze documents and write journal entries that...
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Historical Maps: Rivers of the Middle West 1870

For Students 4th - 6th
In this historical maps worksheet, students read about how historical maps are used. They look at a map from 1870 and answer four questions. There is a prompt for a writing activity.
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Be a River Pioneer!

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students role-play as pioneers in Illinois river towns. They research and choose a home town and participate in the development of the town. They present their simulation in either a written report or visual presentation.
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War of 1812

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders locate the major land forms and bodies of water on a map of Louisiana. In groups, they discuss the role of the Mississippi River in the Battle of New Orleans and how land and water affect the outcome of battles. To end...
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Katrina Case Study

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore the impact natural events have on the environment, specifically the wetlands. They view a video about the impact of Hurricane Katrina on the Mississippi Delta and answer discussion questions.
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Eastern Indian Wars

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
Many know that Native Americans were forced off their lands and moved west, but how did these people react? The Red Sticks faction of the Creek nation opted to defend themselves and their lands in a series of wars called the Eastern...
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The Battle of Honey Springs: The Civil War Comes to the Indian Territory (68)

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Learn how the Civil War created fierce conflicts among American Indian nations who had been moved across the Mississippi River.
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The Colony of Virginia as Far as the Mississippi

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study George Washington's map and journal of his 1754 expedition to the French. They draw conclusions about the importance of western lands and the problems involved in tapping the resources of the West during that era.
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On the Gulf: Coastlines in Danger

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study the Mississippi Rover and how it has changed over time.  In this environment lesson students research and summarize things about the ecosystem of the river. 
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Do Some Research: Geography 10

For Teachers 4th - 5th
In this geography research worksheet, students read the sentence and use a library or the Internet to find the answer and write it on the blue line. Students must then write a report about this topic: this river runs west from Pittsburgh...
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Surface Water

For Students 7th - 10th
In this surface water worksheet, students review water runoff, drainage basins, and river erosion. This worksheet has 7 multiple choice and 3 fill in the blank questions.
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Radio Program Disc 1, Track 6

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students place the Ohio river in its historical and geographical context. They listen to the radio stories, and are asked what postive and negative influences does the Ohio River have on nearby communities>
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Red River of the North Flooding 1997

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students describe factors that affect the flow of rivers and explain their relationships. They research the factors involved in flooding events. describe the effects of present and future practices in land use, and river control methods.
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Mapping Twentieth Century African-American Migration

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students develop their analytical skills when examining maps by comparing, contrasting, and sequencing information. They assess how geographical features such as the Appalachian Mountains and Mississippi River impacted settlement.
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Mapping Twentieth Century African-American Migration

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study migration patterns of African-Americans. They assess how geographical features such as the Appalachian Mountains and Mississippi River impacted settlement and evaluate how modernized transportation affected the migration...
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States with Attitude, Latitude and Longitude Dude

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders identify states whose boundaries are formed by lines of latitude and longitude or natural borders such as rivers. They trace a map of the U.S., and fill in borders, rivers and lines of latitude and longitude.
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The Geography of the United States

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Full of bright maps and interesting information, this presentation details U.S. Geography. Slides include basic facts about size, regions, topography, and demographics, as well as fascinating trivia about the United States, including...
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Zebra Mussels

For Students 7th
In this zebra mussels worksheet, 7th graders read an article about zebra mussel populations in United States' lakes and rivers. Students read about the negative effects and some positive results and then answer several questions about...
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Getting a Sense of Time

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students gain an appreciation for geologic and historic time. They gain a general amount of information of the development of hte Chicago area, with particular attention given to the role of the Chicago River. Students contruct a time...
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Geography: How do Louisiana Rice Farmers Help the Environment after they Harvest Rice?

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders study maps of the United States locating Louisiana, the East Coastal Plain, the Mississippi Alluvial Plain, the West Gulf Coastal Plain, and five of the main rivers. In this geography lesson, 3rd graders create a timeline...
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Found Poem - Found Song, page 2

For Students 8th - 9th
In this Louisiana musical landscape poem and song learning exercise, students analyze a poem about the Mississippi River and Cajun music to learn more about the musical landscape in Louisiana.
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How To Find a Site

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders identify the three basic needs of humans. They identify on a map the best places to live and make a list of items that they can find on a map - streams, river, hills, plains, forests, etc.
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It's Not My Problem!

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students examine how rivers flow through the country to sea level. Students study how upstream pollution effects the water and people downstream.
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Things To Do! Route Map Activity

For Students 4th - 5th
In this map worksheet, students look at a map of routes in central Mississippi, then answer 5 related questions. Answer key is provided.
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River Study

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students study physical features of a local stream. They study how to identify water features on topographic maps.
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Arkansas Post was actually seven different French and Spanish forts that existed along the lower Arkansas River in

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders locate on a map the 3 geographic locations of the seven Arkansas Posts and explain the reason for each location move. They compare and contrast the reasons people move in today's world with the reasons the inhabitants of...
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Mississippi Delta Blues Moves: Second in a Series of Three with Barb Hoffman and Steve Hoskins, MGM

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Learners complete a graphic organizer reviewing Barb Hoffman's prior lesson," Slave Songs (1840-1876)" as well as listen to and discuss Delta Blues music samples. Students research one Delta Blues singer and write a "color coded"...
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Where is the Water?

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students explore freshwater ecosystems. In this geography lesson plan, students brainstorm all the lakes and rivers they know then mark them on a map. Students will then mark all the major freshwater resources on each of the seven...
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Lewis and Clark Expedition

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders examine the goals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition and identify the present day cities, towns, rivers, and regions that are on the route of the expedition. They complete an online WebQuest, recreating the route of the...
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Early Arkansas Geography

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders locate and describe historical Arkansas while using a historical map.
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Colonial North America

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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The Louisiana Purchase: Reading and Quiz

For Students 6th - 8th
In need of informational text and a related quiz regarding the Louisiana Purchase? Here are four pages containing basic information on Thomas Jefferson, Napoleon, Manifest Destiny, and the Louisiana Purchase, plus a 15-question quiz. 
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Placing Events on a Timeline

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Put important events in chronological order with a lesson about timelines. With a variety of topics stemming from world history, the packet of worksheets provides analytical activity for learners to decide where certain events fall...
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Proper Nouns

For Students 3rd - 5th
Use this worksheet to help your class identify proper nouns. They circle the proper nouns in 16 sentences. Answer key is provided. 
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Millionaire: Civil War Edition

For Teachers 7th - 9th
The Civil War is such an exciting topic, now it can be exciting to review. Play this millionaire-style game to study or review the American Civil War. Lincolns assassination, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the battles between the...
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: Finding the Main Idea

For Students 8th - 9th
After reading chapter 17 of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, give this graphic organizer to your kids to find the main idea. The circles are small and will probably spark complaints, but the main idea should never be lengthy; it should be...
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The Louisiana Purchase

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Readers are asked to identify the main idea and two supporting ideas in a brief passage about the Louisiana Purchase.
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Skip Counting

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Don't skip over this collection of elementary math activities. Offering three different collaborative tasks that engage children in learning how to skip count, as well as a skills practice worksheet, these materials would make a great...
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Think Like a Historian: A Viewing Guide

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Calling all junior detectives! Scholars use the tools of investigation to determine the causes and impacts of the American Civil War. Using viewing guides, videos, group research, and written resources, they discover what it takes to...
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United States Geography

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
Encourage reading for information with a text about United States geography. Kids read a short passage about the landforms in the United States, including mountain ranges and natural resources, and answer five reading comprehension...
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Playin' the Blues

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students explore history and sounds of blues music, construct instruments from scrap materials, and compose music to accompany lyrics of songs for kids.
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Education in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and To Kill a Mockingbird

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students read and discuss The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and To Kill a Mockingbird. In this literature lesson, students read the texts and examine the school experience long ago. Students create a profile of the history of their school.
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Millionaire Review Game: Pre-Civil War

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Explore the era when James Madison was in charge, Federalists and Anti-Federalists battled it out, and slavery was still legal. Then, play this fun review version of the popular game, Who Wants to be a Millionaire. There are 15 questions...
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Millionaire: Jefferson Presidency

For Teachers 5th - 7th
What was happening in the United States while Thomas Jefferson was president? What about world events during the same period? Review for your next big test on the Jefferson era by playing a great review game. Learners compete to answer...
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Ballooning Inside the Box

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students use similar triangles to solve a real-world problem.  In this geometry lesson, students explore properties of ratios and proportion as used in similar triangles and use proportions to determine the indirect height of an object. 
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Song Lessons: What a Wonderful World

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Here's a wonderful way to learn English grammar. Class members examine the plural count nouns in Thiele and Weiss's "What a Wonderful World," reading the lyrics as they listen to Louis Armstrong's version of this classic song.
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Presidential Pets

For Students 7th - 10th
For this reading skills worksheet, students read a 4 paragraph selection titled "Presidential Pets" and then identify the main ideas of each paragraph in the selection. Students also summarize a recent new story.
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Broken Promises

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
This comprehension worksheet asks readers to respond to a series of questions based on an article about the treatment of native peoples.
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Digital Curation: Life and Times of Mark Twain

For Teachers 7th - 8th
By digitally organizing research, your class leaves a legacy for future learners on the life and times of Mark Twain. Before reading The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, scholars conduct group research projects on one of six (listed) topics....
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Understanding Dialect

For Students 8th - 9th
Study language and dialect in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Nobody does it better than Mark Twain, and there's a reason why! As your eighth and ninth graders read the passage provided, they answer the analysis questions. 
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The Trail of Tears

For Teachers 5th Standards
Imagine being forced to walk from Florida to Oklahoma. Imagine being forced to walk from Florida to Oklahoma in the winter. Imagine being forced to walk from Florida to Oklahoma with everyone in your village, including the old and the...
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The Election of 1824

For Students 8th - 11th Standards
Here is a nice set of worksheets to get you started on teaching your young historians about the "Corrupt Bargain" in the presidential election of 1824, as well as the Tariff of 1828 and the emergence of new political parties.
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Thomas Jefferson

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Thomas Jefferson's contributions to the US form of government, including his authorship of the Declaration of Independence and the concept of a two-party system of government, are highlighted in this informative packet.
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Coastal Dynamics

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Life's a beach! The 16th installment of a 23-part NOAA Enrichment in Marine sciences and Oceanography (NEMO) program first examines different types of coasts and how they form. An activity then has learners investigate the shoreline...
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A Vanishing Island

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The effects of rising sea levels on Isle de Jean Charles, located off the coast of Louisiana, are documented in Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee's poignant short video. Viewers are asked to consider not only the plight of residents but also what...
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Capitalization Review

For Students 2nd - 7th Standards
Using correct grammar is a capital idea! Elementary readers review the rules of capitalization, including proper nouns, abbreviations of organizations, and holidays, before correcting the errors in two sets of sentences.  
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US Presidents – George Washington

For Students 4th Standards
George Washington was the first president of the United States. Here, learners read a passage about Washington's contribution to America during his time as president. Then they answer seven multiple choice questions followed by three...
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Then and Now

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The devastating changes happening to the Native American inhabitants of an island off the coast of Louisiana are the topic of an informational lesson. After scholars break into groups to explore particular topics, they come back together...
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Abraham Lincoln: Man versus Legend

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Abraham Lincoln was one of the greatest presidents ever ... right? Scholars research the accomplishments and struggles of the Lincoln presidency. They uncover facts, materials and information via video clips, primary, and secondary...
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Evaluating Conflicting Evidence: Sultana

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
What sunk the Sultana? Scholars become investigators to uncover the facts behind the 1865 sinking just after the end of the Civil War. Through group work, videos, and primary documents, they research and analyze why 1,800 men died....
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The War of 1812: America’s First Declared War

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Free Trade and Sailor's Rights! Pupils dive into America's first declared war, the War of 1812. They analyze the presidencies of Jefferson and Madison through diary entries and historical reasoning. To conclude the lesson, they use their...
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American West in the 1800s

For Teachers 8th - 12th
To establish a context for an assessment or a study of pioneers and the American frontier in the 1800s, groups examine photos and record observations about clothing, housing, and travel.
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Exploring the History of the I&M Canal

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Students examine the building of the I & M canal in Chicago. Using the internet, they research the lives of the individuals who worked on the construction and develop a timeline of events. They explore the impact of the canal on...
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From Sea to Shining Sea: United State Geography Vocabulary

For Students 2nd - 3rd
Learners read a passage (included) about America, its land, and seas. Students think about the meanings of the words contrasts, vast, grasslands, fertile, bayous, glaciers, tundra, and plateaus. They label illustrations with the correct...
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Paragraph Review: Topic Sentences and Supporting Details

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Distinguishing between topic sentences and supporting details is the challenge presented here. Learners examine pairs of sentences and label one the topic sentence and the other a supporting detail sentence. The exercise could be used as...
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

For Teachers 7th - 12th
A viewing of Disney’s 1993 film of The Adventures of Huck Finn launches an examination of the events in and themes of Mark Twain’s story. Viewers respond to prompts on a film story worksheet, engage in full-class discussions, and select...
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Lesson Plan: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Explore literature after reading The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain and The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. Sixth and seventh graders compare and contrast the setting, motivation, theme, and characterization of each...
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Trail of Tears

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Young scholars create a poster and a collage about the Trail of Tears. In this Trail of Tears lesson plan, students get into groups and create a poster and collage about the event, and provide a concluding statement about their opinions...
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The Diamond as Big as the Ritz Quiz

For Students 11th - 12th
Can you imagine an entire mountain consisting of a solid diamond? It is possible, though a bit farfetched in The Diamond as Big as the Ritz by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The story is meant to be a satire about wealth and greed; the quiz asks...
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The Noun

For Students 5th - 6th
Perfect for middle schoolers in need of review or English langauge learners, this two-page packet focuses on common and proper nouns. Read the information section at the top of the first page, and then identify the nouns (and their type)...
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: The Controversy

For Teachers Higher Ed
First banned in 1885 because it was seen as “immoral in its tone,” as “trash of the veriest sort,” the controversy over The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn continues today. While some consider Twain’s story “a masterpiece” others contend...
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The French and Indian War (1756 to 1763):

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Take your class through the lead-up, strategies, and effects of the French and Indian War of the mid-18th century. The dynamics of American patriotism is put to the test in the vital years before the American Revolution, and the ongoing...
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Music from Across America

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students complete a unit of lessons on a variety of types of American music. They record their impressions of music samples on a worksheet, identify types of instruments, and choose a musical selection for their family to respond to.
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How Low Can You Go?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students are introduced to the concepts of elevation and slopes. Using Minneapolis and St. Paul, they graph elevation of various cities in a scenerio given to them. They also calculate the total miles traveled and organize the...
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Nature Rules In The Great Flood of 1993

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students examine the event of the Great Flood of 1993. Using the internet, they research the economic, social and ecological changes that impacted the area. They conduct a town meeting in which they debate the positives and negatives of...
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Lewis and Clark's Journey West: A Timeline Activity

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students complete a scavenger hunt which highlights events on the journey by Lewis and Clark. Using the internet and journals, they identify events on the journey and places them on a timeline. They complete a worksheet as well to end...
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The Louisiana Purchase

For Students 7th - 9th
In this Historical Facts worksheet, students read a passage about the Louisiana Purchase and answer 8 fill in the blank and 7 true/false questions.
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Shedding Light on Watersheds

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discuss what a watershed is, complete online activities showing them how to take care of a watershed, and create a model of a watershed that they experiment with to see what happens when it is disrupted by civilization.
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America: 1763-1776

For Students 8th - 12th
In this online interactive history quiz activity, learners respond to 50 multiple choice questions about colonial America. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Storm That Drowned a City

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students use a map to locate New Orleans and watch a video on the destruction of Hurricane Katrina. As a class, they watch a demonstration on how a wetland can reduce the impact of a hurricane. In groups, they perform their own...
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Worksheet 1: Reading: Lara's Blog

For Students 3rd - Higher Ed
Because of its interesting subject matter, this reading passage about one person's experience during a hurricane is compelling. In the 14 question activity students are exposed to rich vocabulary and thought-provoking material. It could...
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Quiz

For Students 6th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive reading comprehension activity, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Mark Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Twain: Tom Sawyer—Mythic Adventurer

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students take a closer look at archetypes. In this characterization lesson, students examine the setting and the characters of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer as they read and analyze the novel. Students consider how Twain mythically...
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How Old Is Illinois?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students use fossils found in rocks to determine the age of rock in Illinois. They use a chart to identify the fossils and then identify the periods of rock.
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A Weighty Issue

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Want to get your students 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...
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Pre-Columbian Cultures in the Americas

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Native American studies is fun, educational, and highly motivating. Fifth graders will gain a deeper understanding of the six major pre-Columbian culture areas on the North American continent. They will choose one group and conduct...
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Preparing for the Lewis and Clark Expedition

For Students 5th - 6th
Here's a learning exercise to help your class envision the Lewis and Clark expedition. Your young historians read a one-page article on the expedition, use context clues and a dictionary to define eight terms from the article and write a...
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United States: Physical Features Fun

For Teachers 5th - 6th
In this map worksheet, students color and trace eleven listed features on a map of the United States. Students answer six additional questions about the map. A United States map is not provided. However, websites are provided to find...
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The Mission of Lewis and Clark

For Teachers 1st - 8th
Students comprehend the various aspects of the Lewis and Clark expediton. They complete an idea web. Students work in small groups. They recall some important aspects of the Lewis and Clark expedition by performing the Corps of...
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KORN-TV Newsroom

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Role-play to learn. Writers pretend to be a team of news writers. They research information about genetically engineered corn and the impact of biotech food products. Then create a video, Powerpoint, or oral presentation to present their...
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Capitalization

For Students 7th - 9th
Sure, your class knows the basic capitalization rules, but do they know the rules for geographical locations, ships, proper adjectives, and words after semi-colons? This four-page document details rules for the middle and early high...
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Globe Skills Lesson 5

For Students 6th - 11th
In this map skills activity, students read a text selection about locations during the American Revolution and then respond to 8 fill in the blank questions.
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Helping and Linking Verbs

For Students 5th - 6th
In this grammar worksheet, students choose the appropriate verb or helping/linking verbs in twenty sentences that make each one grammatically correct.
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Paragraph Review WS-4

For Students 7th - 8th
In this paragraph review worksheet, students correctly identify topic sentences and supporting details sentences in 10 pairs of sentences. Students also identify the best topic sentence out of 3 possible choices in 4 problems, and write...
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How to Soak Up Oil

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this reading for details about how to soak up oil worksheet, students read a factual article which has been divided into four parts and list details from each part. Students create four lists of details.
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The National Road

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students investigate the significance of the National Road. In this American transportation history lesson, students read the provided selection about the National Road and then complete the handouts that complement the reading. Students...
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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Questions

For Students 9th - 12th
In this reading comprehension instructional activity, high schoolers respond to 5 short answer questions about the content of Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. 
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Perfect Postcards: Illinois

For Teachers 4th Standards
Connect the geography and history of Illinois using an art-centered lesson on the railroads. The railroad connected once-distant places, particularly in the Midwest. Using research, class members create postcards of fictional cross-state...
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Demonstrating Erosion in Action

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students easure and record volume of water, then measure and record mass of soil. They explain the effects of the following in controlling erosion: Contouring, cover crop, strip cropping, reforestation, inter-seeding.
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European Exploration

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders analyze key European explorers and focus on where and why they explored. They research who sponsored the explorers as well as the accomplishments of the explorers. They discuss the lasting effects of the expeditions in...
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Myths of the Wild West

For Teachers K - 12th
Students examine the Wild West as it was depicted in films and books. In groups, they compare this information to what it was really like as they find out in books. They also discover the role of the Native Americans in the Wild West...
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The Transcontinental Railroad

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students investigate the impact of the Transcontinental Railroad. In this Transcontinental Railroad lesson plan, students research Internet and print sources regarding the effect of the railroad on Chinese immigrants and American...
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Oceanography Crossword Puzzle

For Students 6th - 10th
In this online interactive oceanography crossword puzzle worksheet, students use 7 clues to find the appropriate answers to complete the word puzzle.
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The Gateway Arch

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this The Gateway Arch worksheet, students read the four paragraph passage and answer five questions about the details of it.
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Map Quilt

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students analyze the map quilt as a part of American folk art. In this folk art lesson, students read background information, complete careful looking questions, discussion questions, context questions, and related activities.
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Native Lands: Indians in Georgia , Losing Ground: Removal, 1802-1838

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students investigate the removal of the Creek Indians from Georgia. Students read the story of the Creek removal from Georgia, locate sites mentioned on a map, and create a related timeline. Students share their thoughts on the Creek...
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Mapping the Civil War

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students identify the locations of pivotal American Civil War battles. For this map skills lesson, students label Fort Sumter, Antietam, Vicksburg, Gettysburg, and the Battle for Atlanta on an outline map. The map is not included.
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The Declaration of Independence (1776)

For Students 8th - 12th
In this online interactive history instructional activity, students respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about the Declaration of Independence.
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Twain's Hannibal

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students use primary resources to examine the context the writings of Mark Twain. They criticize the resources for reliability, accuracy, perspective, relevancy, and authoritativeness.
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Fish Haunts

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine some of the different ecosystems that fish live in. While doing this they identify the species of fish and the ecological conditions needed for survival. Students use research resources to make fish cards that have...

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