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Steamboats along the Mississippi
as part of Westward Expansion from Eureka!
a constantly changing URL database with content relevant to elementary school curricula
1811 - The New Orleans Steamboat of
Nicholas Roosevelt -
1850s - Mississippi Steamboats
- Research steamboats along the Mississippi taking notes while using a URL site, an encyclopedia and a picture book.
- As a character on a steamboat journey, use the notes to create an illustrated journal containing 6 - 7 entries which reveal important incidents and discoveries. (Student characters interpretation)
- Organize a focused narrative which:
- includes background information about how the emphasis on steamboats came about
- contains information of what happened during your steamboat journey
- uses supporting details to explain how the steamboat contributions affected the growth history of the United States!
- Create an artifact packet (use a gallon plastic bag) which includes primary source documents, miniature props, and a descriptive index of the contents related to the Mississippi steamboats.
- Paddlewheel Riverboats
- Steamboats on the Mississippi
- Stein, R. Conrad. The Story of the Mississippi Steamboats.
- St. George, Judith. The Amazing Voyage of the New Orleans
. NY: G.P.Putnam, 1980.
- Quackenbush, Robert. Watt Got You Started, Mr. Fulton? A Story of James Watt & Robert Fulton
As of December 4, 2003, you are visitor to explore steamboats.
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