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37 reviewed resources for mississippi river towns

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Alien Invaders: a Zebra Mussel Issue Investigation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine potential dangers of invading exotic species, specifically zebra mussels, and discuss importance of preserving native ecosystems. Students simulate town meeting to devise plan to combat zebra mussel menace, and use...
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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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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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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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Geography: Map Making

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students, working in groups, share notes and maps collected during a study of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. They draw large composite maps of the western United States on butcher paper including land formations, bodies of water, and...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Huckleberry Finn: A Unit Plan Second Edition

For Teachers 6th - 12th
“Person attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted.” Ready to face prosecution, banishment, or execution? A five-week unit plan for The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn awaits. A treasure trove of materials, including...
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The Whiskey Rebellion and the New American Republic

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the implications of the passage of the Whiskey Tax of 1791. In this Whiskey Rebellion lesson, students listen to their instructor present a lecture regarding the details of the rebellion. Students respond to discussion...
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The 1927 Flood

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Upper elementary and middle schoolers examine the Great Flood of 1927 in the state of Arkansas. They each prepare an oral report about this flood and the huge impact it had on the economics of that time. Additionally, learners research...