Earth Trails: Mississippi
River is a complete package for students. It has many parts including
the CD-ROM, a newsletter, a map, a Producer Handbook, and a Web site.
Earth Trails Productions is the online headquarters for the students
and it continues to play a part in the virtual environment that is found
within the CD-ROM program.
Students are able to use
this Web site as part of their interaction with the CD-ROM. (They can
access the Earth Trails Productions Web site by launching their Internet
browser from the CD-ROM itself.) With a little creativity, you may even
be able to create some great lesson plans from the Web site alone.
An index of what you will
find on the student site follows.
Their website is the online headquarders of Earth Trails Productions.
It is designed exclusively for Earth Trails Productions employees.
Assistant Producers find technical help, strategies for completing assignments,
images, and much more. The site is self-contained unless your students
visit the recommended list of links.
What is Earth Trails Productions?
Are your students unclear about their role and responsibilities? This
section provides them with a quick overview.
Meet the Boss
The head of Earth Trails Productions, Elizabeth Edwards, welcomes the
newest employees. (This information is also found in the front of the
Jill Helps You Jump Around
Jill, the helpful office assistant, explains the Web site and where
everything is located.
Fritz Answers Questions
Fritz is the guy at the office who knows everything. Can't figure out
how to use your Amadeus Media Composer? Fritz can help. Unable to locate
a lock and dam? Fritz can point you in the right
direction. Question most frequently asked by new producers are answered
here, courtesy of Fritz.
Earth Trails Productions puts out a newsletter that is full of tips.
This newsletter is especially helpful to our new producers as it features
articles on problem solving, persuasive writing, and tips to create
We poured over hundreds of Web sites and found several that students
will find useful while doing research. We make every attempt to ensure
that these links are appropriate, but please realize that we are not
responsible for web content outside of our Web site.
During the making of Earth Trails: Mississippi River, our production
the length of the river, taking field notesat the end of a day's journey.
The journal provides a wealth of information from areas on and off the
beaten path. The journals are searchable by area and topic.
We have a LOT of pictures of Mississippi-related topics. We encourage
you to use our media to enhance your classroom activities. All of these
images belong to Iowa Public Television.
Commerical use of our products
is prohibited. Documents and images may be reproduced for educational
use with credit to Iowa Public Television.
Students are encouraged to contact us. We would love to hear about great
assignments, suggestions for our Web site, and even problems students
the Student Site