Rivers are an important natural resource. How a river is used and how humans interact with the river changes as it progresses through its watershed. With this lesson (opens in new tab) students will think about how land is used along a river, and what the impact of that use is not only on humans, but also on the environment. Included on the site is a puzzle showing many different uses. Students start out with the source and mouth on opposite ends before filling in the many uses as the river flows toward the mouth. This is a great hands-on learning exercise that helps students think about physical geography and the river’s role in it.
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