The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons Fun Activities

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Multimedia Report

Create a Multimedia report on the various Indian tribes Powell wrote about. At a minimum, the multimedia report should include the following areas: location, religion, housing, family structure, what they were known for, and pictures.

Math Connection

Using a map with a scale, estimate the length of the Colorado River in miles, meters, and feet.

Geology

Create a 3-D diorama of the Grand Canyon. Be sure to include the various layers Powell wrote about.

Latitude and Longitude

Find the longitude and latitude of the present day dams of the Colorado River. Next find the same coordinates for eight of the places Powell described in the book.

Letter to Powell

Part 1: Write a letter to Powell. What would you ask him? Part 2: Pretend you are Powell. Answer the letter you have received.

Postcards

Create a series of four postcards that Powell might have sent from four points...

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