9E - New Orleans to the Delta


mississippi delta sat photo
miss delta thermal signature
Mississippi Delta, Satellite Photograph
Mississippi Delta, Thermal Water Signature

Lower Mississippi River Delta (TM)
New Orleans
(CIR Photo)
Lower Mississippi River Delta (Thermal)
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New Orleans
(Historic)
New Orleans
(Topo Map)
Habitat Change, Lower Delta
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Rationale:

 

Themes

  • Geologic processes on the delta
  • Water issues and engineering geology
  • Commerce, Cajun culture and history of New Orleans, and agriculture 

Content Outline

  • Rationale
  • Performance Objectives
  • Assessment Rubrics
  • Newspaper Article
  • Study Area Description
    • Geologic Processes on the Delta
    • Water Issues and Engineering Geology
    • Commerce and the Mississippi River
    • Cajun Culture and History of New Orleans, Commerce, and Agriculture

Activity Titles

All activities include

  • Power Thinking Exercise
  • Materials
  • Performance Tasks
  • Enrichment
  1. Geologic Processes on the Delta
  2. Flooding and Engineering Geology
  3. Land Use and Commerce Along the River
  4. Historical and Cultural Segments