• Mississippi National River and Recreation Area

    Mississippi

    National River & Recreation Area Minnesota

Curriculum Materials

Teacher Resources
The Mississippi River offers teachers a perfect theme to link subject matter across the entire curriculum – science, history, cultures, geography, reading, writing, art, music, computer learning, and more. Our teacher resources offer a wide variety of classroom activities and recommended materials.
Mississippi River Discovery Packs
The NPS Mississippi River Discovery Pack--available only at Fort Snelling State Park--includes everything needed to explore the park and the Mississippi River including activity cards, binoculars, magnifying lenses, bird calls, easy-to-use nature guides, and more!
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Songs of the Mississippi River
There are many interesting stories and unique people along the Mississippi River, some of which have inspired ‘Songs of the Mississippi River’. These songs reflect the eight educational themes presented by the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area. Sheet music, teacher materials and song mp3s are are available for download.
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Did You Know?

Headwaters of the Mississippi

The Mississippi River is approximately three feet deep at its headwaters at Lake Itasca and has an average surface speed of 1.2 miles per hour.