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1 Name Date Class Finding Locations on a Map Identify each place described below. Use the map of the Mississippi in your textbook to find the answers. 1. This state is bordered on the north by Missouri and on the east by the Mississippi. 2. This city is on the west bank of the Mississippi, near where the Missouri joins the Mississippi. 3. This city is on the east bank of the Mississippi, near the boundary between Tennessee and Mississippi. 4. These twin cities are on the east and west banks of the Mississippi near its headwaters. One city is the state capital. 5. This state is bordered on the west by the Mississippi and on the south by the Ohio. 6. This river flows southward across the state of Mississippi and joins the Mississippi near Vicksburg. 7. This city is located where the Ohio joins the Mississippi. 8. This river joins the Mississippi about halfway between Memphis and Vicksburg. 9. This city is on the west bank of the Mississippi, across from the state boundary between Wisconsin and Illinois. 10. Mark Twain s home town of Hannibal is in this state.

2 Interdisciplinary Exploration Name Date Class Reading a Data Table The table below compares the populations of eight cities along the Mississippi, Missouri, and Ohio s. Use the table to answer the questions that follow. Population Change Rank in U.S. (1990) Baton Rouge, Louisiana 166, , , Evansville, Indiana 139, , , Kansas City, Missouri 507, , , Louisville, Kentucky 362, , , Memphis, Tennessee 624, , , Minneapolis, Minnesota 434, , , New Orleans, Louisiana 593, , , Omaha, Nebraska 347, , , Which city had the largest population in 1990? 2. Which city had the largest population in 1970? 3. Which city is not one of the 100 largest U.S. cities? 4. Which city had a larger population in 1990 than in 1970? 5. How did the population of Omaha, Nebraska, change between 1970 and 1990? 6. Rank Kansas City, Minneapolis, and New Orleans in order from most population to least population for 1970, 1980, and How many people did the city of Louisville gain or lose between 1970 and 1990? 8. What is the percentage of population lost or gained in Louisville between 1970 and 1990? 9. Which city lost the most population between 1970 and 1990? 10. Which two cities gained the most population between 1970 and 1980?

3 Name Date Class Making a Bar Graph The table below shows the amount of freight carried on the Mississippi system between 1970 and Domestic freight means goods that are bought and sold within the United States. Foreign freight means goods that the United States buys from other countries or sells to other countries. Freight Carried on the Mississippi System (millions of tons) Domestic freight Foreign freight Use the table to make a bar graph on a sheet of graph paper. Label the vertical axis Freight (millions of tons). Label the horizontal axis Years. Draw two bars for each year, one for domestic freight and one for foreign freight. When you finish the graph, answer the following questions. 1. What was the total amount of freight carried each year? 2. In what year was the largest amount of foreign freight carried on the river? 3. In what year was the largest amount of domestic freight carried on the river? 4. Describe how the amounts of domestic freight and foreign freight changed from 1970 to 1990.

4 Interdisciplinary Exploration Name Date Class Finding Your Way Around New Orleans Use this map of downtown New Orleans to answer the questions below. Write your answers on a separate sheet of paper. 1. In which general direction does the Mississippi flow here? 2. What body of water borders New Orleans on the north? 3. What waterway connects the Mississippi with the body of water on the north? 4. Why do you think the waterway was built? 5. What body of water extends south from Lake Pontchartrain into the city? 6. What historic district is shown on the map? 7. Name the four streets that form the historic district s boundaries. 8. Use the map scale to determine about how long a walk it is along Esplanade Avenue from the French Quarter to City Park. 9. In which area of New Orleans is the airport located? 10. Which area of New Orleans is south of the Mississippi?

5 Name Date Class Interdisciplinary Exploration Science Traveling the Upper Mississippi The map on the next page shows the locks and dams on the upper Mississippi. Areas shaded dark gray indicate major cities. Use the map to answer the questions below. Write your answers on a separate sheet of paper. 1. Name the five states that border the upper Mississippi. 2. What two major cities are near Lock 1? 3. Which lock is the first downstream after the point where the Missouri enters the Mississippi? What major city is located there? 4. What river flows into the Mississippi between Lock 9 and Lock 10? 5. Name two lock-and-dam systems that are not numbered on the map. 6. If you traveled on the Mississippi from Hastings, Minnesota, to Genoa, Wisconsin, what direction would you be going? 7. If you took a boat from Alton, Illinois, to Rock Island, Illinois, would you be traveling upstream or downstream? 8. Suppose a boat entered the Mississippi from the Wisconsin and then sailed downstream. Which lock would it go through first? 9. Suppose a boat is sailing from Quincy, Illinois, to Canton, Missouri. Draw a diagram to show how the boat would lock through Lock 20. (Hint: First determine whether the boat is traveling upstream or downstream.) 10. Lock 3 at Red Wing, Minnesota, is about 234 meters above sea level. Lock 12 at Bellevue, Iowa, is about 189 meters above sea level. Lock 24 at Winfield, Missouri, is about 143 meters above sea level. a. What distance do locks raise a ship sailing from Bellevue to Red Wing? b. What distance do locks lower a ship sailing from Bellevue to Winfield? c. What is the total distance that locks raise or lower ships between Red Wing and Winfield?

6 Interdisciplinary Exploration Name Date Class Interdisciplinary Exploration Science Upper St. Anthony Falls Lower St. Anthony Falls St. Paul 1 Minneapolis 2 Hastings 3 Red Wing M innesota MINNESOTA Zumbro S t Rive r ix. Cro 4 5 Winona Root Alma 5A Chi ppewa Black Trempealeau Fountain City 6 Trempealeau 7 Onalaska 8 Genoa Bad Axe Wisconsin IOWA Upper Iowa 9 Lynxville N Guttenberg Dubuque Bellevue WISCONSIN 12 ILLINOIS Lake Michigan Not to scale Des Moi nes R Clinton 13 Leclaire 14 Davenport 15 Muscatine 16 Rock Island 17 New Boston Burlington 18 Rock Ri r Rive ver Chicago Locks on the Upper Mississippi iver 19 Keokuk 20 Canton 21 Quincy 22 Saverton 23 Clarksville 24 Winfield Miss ouri St. Louis Illino is Dam Alton Granite City 27 Lock