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2 Content Area: Social Studies Grade Level: 2 nd Summary: The purpose of this instructional PowerPoint is to enlighten my students of the history of West Tennessee’s Reelfoot Lake. Learning Objective: After completing the PowerPoint, students will be able to portray the history of Reelfoot Lake in a creative project with 100% accuracy. Content Standard: 5.0 History involves people, events, and issues. Students will evaluate evidence to develop comparative and casual analyses, and to interpret primary sources. They will construct sound historical arguments and perspectives on which informed decisions in contemporary life can be based. Accomplishment: Understand the place of historical events in the context of past, present, and future. d. Comprehend that physical and human characteristics of communities change over time.

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4  We will explore this website, to find out what history says about Reelfoot Lake.  Earthquakes struck West Tennessee between ____________  The __________, __________, and __________ rivers experienced shifting currents and changing flows.  Forms of destruction include: massive landslides, flooding of lakes and swamps, and __________.

5  Earthquakes struck West Tennessee between mid-December 1811 and mid-March  The Mississippi, Ohio, and Arkansas rivers experienced shifting currents and changing flows.  Forms of destruction include: massive landslides, flooding of lakes and swamps, and cracks in the earth’s surface.

6  Click on the action button to read about the legend. Then, answer the questions below.  The tribes name was?:  Kalopin means?:  Reelfoot had a deformed?:  Reelfoot stole?:  Who stomped the earth?:  What formed the lake?:

7  The tribe’s name was Chickasaw.  Kalopin means Reelfoot.  Reelfoot has a deformed foot.  Reelfoot stole Laughing Eyes.  Who stomped the earth? The Great Spirit  What formed the lake? The Mississippi River

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9  Hunting  Fishing  Camping  Festivals  Canoeing  American Bald Eagle Recovery  a GREAT vacation spot  And much more! Check out the website at

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12  You will get into groups of 3 and portray what you have learned about today’s lecture on Reelfoot Lake. Examples may include: dramatizing the legend, demonstrating the earthquake in art or science form, or visiting Reelfoot Lake and collecting additional pictures and information you can share with the rest of the class in poster form. Remember, you are not limited to these examples. Be creative!

13  In this lesson, students will have learned the history and legend of Reelfoot Lake. By completing this PowerPoint, students should have a better understanding of how people and landforms can change over time. They will also be able to see how a natural disaster can affect people and their community.  They will be able to easily compare Reelfoot Lake’s past to it’s present.


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