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1 Bodies of WaterCasey FlyClick the box below to continue
2 Content Area Social Studies Grade Level 2nd GradeSummary Students will learn about bodies of water. Students will trace the flow of the Mississippi River, noting its source, the states it passes through or borders, and its endpoint (mouth).Objective/ Target Given information, I can name at least two states that the Mississippi River flows through or borders. Given information, I can recognize that there is more water than land on Earth. Given a map, I can locate the Atlantic Ocean. (All with 100% accuracy) Given information, I can recognize that the Mississippi River flows from Minnesota into The Gulf of Mexico.Standard TN State Standard Locate major cities, bodies of water, mountain ranges and rivers in the U.S. (*Many examples given in standard, but the ones covered in this lesson are: Memphis, New Orleans, Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic Ocean, and the Mississippi River.)
3 Water and the WorldThere is more water than land on the planet Earth. The Earth is made up of 70% water and 30% land. Most of this water is in the form of salty ocean water. An ocean is a very large body of saltwater. Oceans are the largest body of water in the world. There are four main oceans in the world, and they are all connected.Click the button below to move to the next page
4 OceansLet’s take another look at the map. Notice all the oceans. There’s the Pacific Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean, the Artic Ocean, and the Indian Ocean. The United States is in the continent of North America. Can you find North America on the map? What oceans do you see that are near North America?
5 Bodies of WaterAn ocean is one type of body of water. A body of water is the part of the earth’s surface that is covered with water. Other bodies of water include rivers, lakes, and gulfs. A river is a large, flowing body of water that usually empties into a sea or ocean. A lake is a large body of water surrounded by land on all sides. A gulf is a part of the ocean that is partly surrounded by land.
6 Bodies of Water and the United States Here’s another map. Can you find the Atlantic Ocean again? Now find the Gulf of Mexico. Where is the Mississippi River? Notice that Memphis is located along the Mississippi River. What is another city located on the Mississippi River?
7 The Mississippi RiverThe Mississippi River is the second longest river in the United States.The Mississippi River starts from Lake Itasca in the state of Minnesota.The Mississippi River borders or passes through ten states!The Mississippi River flows into the Gulf of Mexico, which eventually flows into the Atlantic Ocean!
8 The Mississippi RiverThe Mississippi River borders or passes through ten states:MinnesotaWisconsinIowaIllinoisMissouriKentuckyTennesseeArkansasMississippiLouisianaWhich state do you live in?
9 The Mississippi RiverThe Mississippi River starts in Minnesota in Lake Itasca.The Mississippi River flows into the the Gulf of Mexico.The Gulf of Mexico flows into the Atlantic Ocean.Memphis, Tennessee and New Orleans, Louisiana are two cities that are located along the Mississippi River. Can you find them on the map?
10 The map shows the flow of the Mississippi River. It runs from Minnesota, then through nine other states and then pours into the Gulf of Mexico. The Gulf of Mexico flows into the Atlantic Ocean.
11 Now it’s time for a few questions! The following pages will have questions about bodies of water.Read the questions carefully and then choose the answer you think is right.Some questions have a hint if you need it, but try to answer the question on your own first!
12 There is more water than land in the world. True or False?
13 CORRECT!There is more water than land on the Earth. There is 70% water and 30% land. Continue to the next question.
14 Tennessee and Minnesota Mississippi and Colorado What are two states that the Mississippi River flows through or borders?Tennessee and TexasColorado and NebraskaTennessee and MinnesotaMississippi and ColoradoHint
15 CORRECT!The Mississippi River flows through both Minnesota and Tennessee!
16 Where is the Atlantic Ocean? Click either A, B, or C to choose.
18 CONCLUSIONIn this lesson you have learned about rivers, oceans, lakes, and gulfs.You now know that water covers 70% of the Earth’s surface.The Mississippi River flows through the United States, starting in Lake Itasca in Minnesota, and ending into the Gulf of Mexico.Memphis, Tennessee is located along the Mississippi River.New Orleans, Louisiana is also located along the Mississippi River.The Atlantic Ocean borders the Eastern United States.
19 Congratulations! You now know a lot about bodies of water! Ask your parents or teachers any questions you might have!You are are on your way to becoming a Social Studies Expert!