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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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Mississippi River

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

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students write a report about one of the states along the Mississippi River.
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K12 Reader

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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Mississippi River Scavenger Hunt

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Learners explore print and online resources to explore the Mississippi River and then use the information to complete a scavenger hunt.
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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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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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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
For 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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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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Los Angeles Unified School District

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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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 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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Touch the Past: Archaeology of the Upper Mississippi River Region

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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United States Map- Rivers

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students learn about rivers. In this maps instructional activity, 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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PBS

Reading Adventure Pack: Rivers

For Parents 3rd Standards
A Reading Adventure Pack showcases a fiction and nonfiction book followed by a series of hands-on activities. First, learners widdle sticks to build a tiny raft, conduct sensory experiments, and create a rap or folk song about rivers and...
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Trading Information

For Teachers 6th - 8th
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...
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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
Young scholars 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
Pupils 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 perform...
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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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OSAE Can You See

For Teachers 4th - 6th
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...

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