Environment 19: Rivers and Transportation of Goods

America’s rivers are used to transport millions of products every year. To make sure all those goods get to market successfully the US Army Corps of Engineers must maintain the river channels through a variety of different methods.  In this video Edward Brauer, P.E. US Army Corps of Engineers, shares examples of the Corp’s river channeling methods and answers student questions about how the work is done, why certain methods are used in certain places, and how effectively they operate.

Student Tools

Student Tool 66: Video Reflection Worksheet

Students can use this activity on their own to share their learning and insights about any video they watch independently, and this Student Tool can also be used in conjunction with Teacher Tool 318: Sharing Your Insights Through A Reflection Worksheet as part of a classroom or homeschool activity. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.

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Teacher Tools

Teacher Tool 318: Cross Curricular Activity--Video Reflection

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Interdisciplinary activity that invites students to complete a reflection worksheet to share learning and insights they gained by watching the video. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.

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Teacher Tool 599: Cross Curricular Activity--Traveling on the River

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides a Cross Curricular activity combining important concepts and skills in social studies, science, engineering, and math as students learn about river transportation through locks and dams. This activity accompanies the following Educate.Today videos: Environment-19, Transportation-21, Transportation-22, Transportation-23.

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