Exploration Explorers used the _________ and _________ Oceans to explore new lands. French and Spanish explorers used the Gulf of __________ to travel from North America to other parts of the Americas. ________ and ________ sailed down the Columbia River to explore the Northwest Coast. The Spanish explored the ________ River.
Trade and Transportation People in the united States used the ________ and _________ Rivers to transport farm and industrial (factory) products. They provided links from __________ to the rest of the world. The Ohio River was used to travel from east to west. It is known as the “Gateway to the _________.” The St. Lawrence River connected the Great _________ to the Atlantic Ocean. Port cities grew along the Great Lakes and products were shipped along this river.
James River Blues! How has the way we use rivers changed over time?
James River Blues by Old Crow Medicine Show James River blues That train came on through And the work's gotten slow Now wheres a boat man to go I think I'll float on down To Richmond town They don't need us anymore Haulin' freight from shore to shore That big iron hauls much more Than we ever could before http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-hmhF9cn_k
Create a River Community! With your group: Draw a river from one side of your paper to the other. Discuss the following questions and draw a picture on your river to answer each one: 1.How do human’s use rivers? 2.What kinds of human activities take place around rivers? 3.How have rivers been used in American History?
Geography Study Guide: Use your notes to complete the first 3 pages of your study guide. Due next class—we will discuss and answer any questions you have!