Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Graphic project: America's great Mississippi River valley

riverwaterworks map
Originally uploaded by richardmasoner.
Geography students made a colorful map of the 13 states and 6 of the rivers (Illinois, Ohio, Missouri, Tennessee, Arkansas, Red) that surround the Mississippi. The name comes from native Americans and means the "Father of Waters."

It is preparation for the study of Louisiana's vanishing wetlands.

Vocab included coureurs de bois and the spelling of their teacher's French Canadian name. Which French Canadians were most famous in Louisiana history?

The founders of Louisiana colony and Nouvelle Orleans, Iberville and Bienville.

Since I noticed that few students in my classes actually know each other's names, we invoked the right to play the Name Game. Relationships now seem to be on firmer ground.

Open notes quiz tomorrow.

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