Teacher Resources


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Each of these links offers you valuable resources for your classroom while you study the Mississippi River with your students.

American Indians
Resources for indigenous cultures around the world - A resource database for educators.

Arts and Literature
Mark Twain - Interested in the life of Samuel Clemens (also known as Mark Twain)? This site, the Web site for the Ken Burns' film Mark Twain, has it all: history, classroom activities, writings, and a timeline.
National Gallery of Art - Educational programs and resources available at and through the National Gallery of Art.
About.com links on Mark Twain

Biology and Environment
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Provides information for kids and teachers, including pages on the National Fish Hatchery System and endangered species
United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water - Water Education.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources - Energy and Geological Resources Information on Iowa's geology and natural resources.
The United States Geological Survey - Educational content on biology, geology, water, and mapping.
Ozark National Scenic Riverways - A Teacher's Guide to Caves
The USGS's Earthquake Hazards Program - Earthquake education, activities, research, and information.

Jefferson National Expansion Memorial - Consists of the Gateway Arch, the Museum of Westward Expansion, and St. Louis' Old Courthouse
Gettysburg National Military Park - Use the National Park Service to teach students about Gettysburg and the Civil War.
The National Park Service's Archaeology and Ethnography Program - Links to National Park Service archaeology sites

United States Geological Survey (USGS) National Mapping Information - Acquire prices and ordering information for maps of the United States and use map activities to strengthen your students' map reading skills.

The United States Government's FirstGov - Teacher (and parents) site for US government links
McRel - A compendium of standards and benchmarks for K-12 education.
National Council for Teachers of Mathematics - Math standards for Middle School Students

National Park Service -Education links within the National Park Service Web site
National Park Foundation - The official nonprofit partner of the National Park Service supports conservation and educational efforts.

Nova on PBS - The most watched science program in the world offers teachers classroom activities and content.