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Mrs. Steward and Mrs. McKenzie made this Libguide Page as a place to help you start your River Ran Wild Project. On it you will find links to all the available worksheets so you can just open them up and print out what you need. You will also find links to useful websites, a preview of the movie about Marion Stoddart's mission to save the Nashua River and other useful information.
When you have a minute please answer the student feedback survey in the box at the bottom of the this page.
Here are the worksheets. You can open them up and print anything you need.
Books From the Library
A River Ran Wild by
Publication Date: 1992-03-15
This is the remarkable environmental success story of the cleanup of New England’s once polluted Nashua River. A River Ran Wild is "beautifully designed, and its message is admirable. Readers will be moved to consider their personal impact on the environment and what they can do to make a difference.”--Booklist
These books will be available in Mrs. McKenzie's classroom. In addition Make a Splash is also available on the FolletShelf. We own only one print copy and one electronic copy. If you use the ebook, do not check it out. Read it online so that everyone can have access to it at the same time.
All book summaries courtesy of Follett Library Resources.
A Kid's Guide to How to Save the Planet by
Publication Date: 1990-09-01
Make a Splash! by
Publication Date: 2012-11-01
This... teaches elementary kids about the earth's water crisis and empowers them to do something about it. Filled with facts about our waters, their inhabitants, and the threats they face, Make a Splash! presents inspiring stories of kids in action and practical tips for making a difference.
Water Pollution by
Publication Date: 2010-07-15
Explores the issue of water pollution and its environmental effects.
Pond and River by
Publication Date: 1988-09-12
Full-color photos. "A very attractive pictorial introduction to plants and animals found in aquatic habitats at various seasons of the year. Chapters focus on fish, birds, mammals, amphibians, plants, insects, mollusks, estuaries, and the salt marsh. The photographs are excellent. A first-rate way for youngsters to identify the more common organisms."--(starred) Science Books & Films.
Water in Rivers and Lakes by
Publication Date: 2003-01-01
Isaac Nadeau brings the water cycle to life... with a fascinating look at how rivers and lakes are a crucial part of this cycle.
Life in a River by
Publication Date: 2003-01-01
Go on a journey that begins in small mountain streams and passes through large rivers to the ocean. Using the Columbia River Basin as an example, LIFE IN A RIVER examines the physical features, processes and many different species of plants and animals that make up a unique river ecosystem. Find out about the impact of humans on this once-pristine ecosystem and what is being done to save it. Follow the river on its amazing journey and learn what makes it so special. Illustrated in colour throughout.
River Through the Ages by
Publication Date: 1997-09-01
Our Earth by
Publication Date: 2008-09-01
Indians of the Eastern Woodlands by
Publication Date: 1985-01-01
Describes the history, customs, religion, government, homes, and people of the four main Indian groups that lived in the woodlands of the Northeast.
Where are Groton, Massachusetts and the Nashua River?
Information for Instructors
Open the pdf to view all the standards addressed in this lesson.
Watch this 10 minute video. It is about the 30 minute documentary Marion Stoddart: The Work of 1000. When you are done watching the movie please answer the questions in the box below.
You might find useful information at the following websites: