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Rivers

Rivers by Scoilnet

Discover the journey of a river from source to sea and check out the variety of school projects on rivers.


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Activities
The Rivers

Rivers and Coasts - Water Cycle

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/rivers...asts/water_cycle/rivers/index.shtml Added: 15 May 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type:

Animation explaining the process of the water cycle. Alos includes an option for users to view non-animated diagrams.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Natural Environments

Strand unit: Land, Rivers, Seas of My County

Strand: Natural Environments

Strand unit: Land, Rivers, Seas of My County

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Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Rivers

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/rivers...sts/rivers/whatis_river/index.shtml Added: 23 Jun 2006 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes / Presentation / Simulation

An interactive site with presentations to assist with the teaching of many aspects of a river. This site is completed with pictures, photos and animations describing, for example, the water cylce, how a river flows, where the river meets the coast.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
SESE Geography

Strand: Natural Environments

Strand unit: Land, Rivers, Seas of My County

Asset type: Image
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Ducksters - World Rivers

http://www.ducksters.com/geography/worldrivers.php Added: 16 May 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Short facts about various world rivers - the Nile, Amazon, Yangtze, Mississippi, Lena, Yellow, and Congo Rivers. Lists the 10 longest rivers in the world.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
SESE Geography

Strand: Natural Environments

Strand unit: Land, Rivers, Seas of My County

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • develop some familiarity with the relationship of these features with each other and with elements of the built environment such as roads, bridges, towns and cities

Suggestions for use: Locate the longest rivers in the world on a map.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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What is a River System?

http://www.cgeducation.ca/resources...om_activities/docs/river_system.pdf Added: 16 May 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Page of notes explaining the main terms associated with rivers - source, tributary, floodplain, meander, wetlands, watershed.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Natural Environments

Strand unit: Land, Rivers, Seas of My County

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • develop some familiarity with the relationship of these features with each other and with elements of the built environment such as roads, bridges, towns and cities

Suggestions for use: Very basic information. Ask the students to identify some of the elements here with rivers in their locality.

Strand: Natural Environments

Strand unit: Land, Rivers, Seas of My County

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become familiar with the names and locations of some major natural features in Ireland

Suggestions for use: Very basic information. Ask the students to identify some of the elements here with rivers in their locality.

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Mountains, Rivers & Lakes

http://www.osi.ie/Education/Primary...ountains,-Rivers-Lakes-%281%29.aspx Added: 18 Jan 2010 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Reference

Short list of the highest mountains, the longest rivers and the largest lakes in Ireland. From Ordenance Survey Ireland.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
SESE Geography

Strand: Natural Environments

Strand unit: Land, Rivers, Seas of My County

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Rivers of Europe

http://www.toporopa.eu/en/rivers_of_europe.html Added: 26 Mar 2012 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Game

Try and identify the location of 15 major European rivers by clicking on a possible location. Very visual and the quiz is also available through Irish http://www.toporopa.eu/ie/rivers_of_europe.html

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Natural Environments

Strand unit: Land, Rivers, Seas of My County

Suggestions for use: Can be used as a class activity. Very visual resource. Teacher displays on class computer and children contribute answers. Very easy-to-use.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Rivers Activity Sheet

http://www.channel4.com/learning/mi...geography/worksheets/rivers/14B.doc Added: 15 May 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Assessment

Users must label the key features on an image showing the journey of a river from mountain to sea. Also includes a small gaps exercise.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
SC
Geography

Strand: The Human Habitat

Strand unit: Restless Atmosphere

Suggestions for use: Print out and give to class after work on rivers.

Key Skills: Managing Information and Thinking

Strand: C1: Physical Environment

Strand unit: Rivers

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons
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Rivers Cloze Test

http://bogglesworldesl.com/files6/river_cloze.doc Added: 16 May 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Assessment

Complete the sentences and fill in the blanks from a bank of word. Vocabulary includes words like, transportation, source, riverbed, flood and so on.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
SESE Geography

Strand: Natural Environments

Strand unit: Land, Rivers, Seas of My County

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • develop some familiarity with the relationship of these features with each other and with elements of the built environment such as roads, bridges, towns and cities

Suggestions for use: Print out and give to pupils.

3-4
English

Strand: Reading

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • experience different types of text

Suggestions for use: Print out and give to pupils - good way to combine SESE Geography into literacy.

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Seomra Ranga - River Shannon

http://www.seomraranga.com/2010/08/river-shannon Added: 16 May 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type:

Powerpoint about the River Shannon as well as its lakes, tributaries and nearby towns. Includes weblinks to other related points of interest.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Natural Environments

Strand unit: Land, Rivers, Seas of My County

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become familiar with the names and locations of some major natural features in the county
  • develop some familiarity with the relationship of these features with each other and with elements of the built environment such as roads, bridges, towns and cities

Suggestions for use: Present in class.

Strand: Natural Environments

Strand unit: Land, Rivers, Seas of My County

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become familiar with the names and locations of some major natural features in Ireland
  • become familiar with the relationship of these features with each other, with elements of the built environment and with significant natural features of Ireland
  • understand some of the interrelationships between these natural features and the lives of plants, animals and humans
Asset type: Presentation
Language: English
Rights: Attribution-Noncommercial Creative Commons
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Mississippi River Map

http://www.experiencemississippiriver.com/pdf/EMR-Detailed-Map.pdf Added: 16 May 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Other

Detailed map of the river from its source in Minnesota to the point at which it flows out to sea in the Gulf of Mexico.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Natural Environments

Strand unit: Land, Rivers, Seas of My County

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • understand some of the interrelationships between these natural features and the lives of plants, animals and humans

Suggestions for use: Could be used as part of a project on the USA. Look at the various states through which the river flows.

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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River Liffey - School Project

http://www.iol.ie/~ndnsp/rivers/liffey1.htm Added: 16 May 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Project from Elanora Heights School outlining some of the characteristics of the River Liffey. Has lots of detail on the bridges and the history associated with the river. Dates from 1996.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Natural Environments

Strand unit: Land, Rivers, Seas of My County

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become familiar with the names and locations of some major natural features in Ireland
  • become familiar with the relationship of these features with each other, with elements of the built environment and with significant natural features of Ireland

Suggestions for use: Might be useful inspiration for similar project in your school. Could be adapted to any river.

5-6
SESE History

Strand: Local Studies

Strand unit: My Locality through the Ages

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • study a period or periods in the history of the local village, town, city area, townland, parish or county; in fifth and sixth classes children should study periods not already covered in third and fourth classes
  • use evidence which is more diverse and more complex than heretofore

Suggestions for use: Might be useful inspiration for similar project in your school. Could be adapted to any river.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

The River Trent

http://www.sln.org.uk/trentweb/ Added: 28 Jul 2005 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Other

This site follows the River Trent from source to mouth, including aerial photographs, narrative and useful vocabulary along the upper, middle and lower course of the river. It has sections on River facts, Flooding, Settlement, Uses and Conservation.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Natural Environments

Strand unit: Land, Rivers, Seas of My County

Suggestions for use: Geography of a river.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

World Book Web

Rivers

A river is a large natural stream of water that flows over land. Rivers have always been essential to human civilisation . . .


River Shannon

The river Shannon is 370 km in length and Ireland's longest river.

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