1 - We start by defining the Mississippi River watershed and the area that we are going to be discussing.
2 - We then go back in time to learn how early settlers used the Mississippi River such as the fur trade and button industry.
3 - We examine how boats have changed over time and look at modern day barges
4 - Wrap up by discussing river careers today
Students will identify ways that humans have used the river over time.
Students will be able to name at least 3 jobs related to the river.
Possible Iowa Social Studies Standards met through this program:
SS.6.20. Analyze connections among historical events and developments in various geographic and cultural contexts
SS.5.13. Describe how goods and services are produced and distributed domestically and globally
SS.3.13. Identify how people use natural resources, human resources, and physical capital to produce goods and services