8D - Mississippi River


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Mississippi River at Vicksburg, Aerial Photograph
Mississippi River at Vicksburg, Topographic Map

Yazoo Basin 
(NALC)
Geologic Cross Section 
of Eastern Mississippi
Geologic Map of Mississippi
Vicksburg
(NAPP)
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Yazoo Basin
(Topo Map)
Yazoo City
(Topo Map)
Vicksburg
(Topo Map)
Vicksburg Profile Line
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Rationale:

 

Themes

  • River and Flood Plain Features
  • Agriculture and the Yazoo Basin
  • Exploration and Settlement Along the River
  • Vicksburg and the Civil War
  • Flooding and River Management 

Content Outline

  • Rationale
  • Performance Objectives
  • Assessment Rubrics
  • Newspaper Article
  • Study Area Description
    • River and Flood Plain Features
    • Agriculture and the Yazoo Basin
    • Exploration and Settlement Along the River
    • Vicksburg and the Civil War
    • Flooding and River Management

Activity Titles

All activities include

  • Power Thinking Exercise
  • Materials
  • Performance Tasks
  • Enrichment
  1. River Channels and Flood Plain Features
  2. Settlements and Agriculture
  3. Vicksburg and the Civil War
  4. Flooding and River Management