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Major rivers

The lines that you see on this map are rivers. Rivers are paths of flowing water. Have you ever seen a river? They can be very big or just a small stream. Rivers are important to supply water, electricity, and transportation. Many people have chosen to live near rivers.

 

Historical maps

1908 - Explorations of the Colorado River

1908 - Explorations of the Colorado River

1880 - Long Island Sound and routes of Fall River Line Steamers

1880 - Long Island Sound and routes of Fall River Line Steamers

1898 - Tenth Lighthouse District

1898 - Tenth Lighthouse District

1898 - Eleventh Lighthouse District

1898 - Eleventh Lighthouse District

1777 - Map of Hudson's River, with the adjacent country

1777 - Map of Hudson's River, with the adjacent country

1876 - Yellowstone and Missouri Rivers and their tributaries

1876 - Yellowstone and Missouri Rivers and their tributaries

1778 - A new map of the western parts of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and North Carolina

1778 - A new map of the western parts of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and North Carolina

1898 - Yukon River

1898 - Yukon River

1859 - From the Red River to the Rio Grande

1859 - From the Red River to the Rio Grande

1858 - Rio Colorado of the West

1858 - Rio Colorado of the West

1841 - Oregon Territory

1841 - Oregon Territory

1858 - Norman's chart of the lower Mississippi River

1858 - Norman's chart of the lower Mississippi River

1760 - Powder horn with hand-drawn map of the Hudson River above Albany

1760 - Powder horn with hand-drawn map of the Hudson River above Albany

1744 - New Spain (present-day Arizona and New Mexico)

1744 - New Spain (present-day Arizona and New Mexico)

1720 - Lovisiana by de Rivier Missisippi

1720 - Lovisiana by de Rivier Missisippi

1975 - Mississippi River and tributaries, inland waterways system

1975 - Mississippi River and tributaries, inland waterways system

1721 - A Map of Louisiana and of the River Mississippi

1721 - A Map of Louisiana and of the River Mississippi

1805 - A map of the Alleghany, Monongahela, and Yohiogany rivers

1805 - A map of the Alleghany, Monongahela, and Yohiogany rivers

 

Resources

Name
By
Type
Category
Notes
Exploring Rivers: A Benjamin Blog and His Inquisitive Dog Investigation
Anita Ganeri
Book
Fiction
Minn of the Mississippi
Holling Clancy Holling
Book
Fiction
Caldecott Honor Book
Paddle To the Sea
Holling Clancy Holling
Book
Fiction
Caldecott Honor Book
The Wind in the Willows
Kenneth Grahame
Book
Fiction
Endangered Rivers: Investigating Rivers in Crisis
Rani Iyer
Book
Non-fiction
Explore Rivers and Ponds!
Carla Mooney, Bryan Stone
Book
Non-fiction
Includes projects
Great Lakes
Annalise Bekkering
Book
Non-fiction
How Long Is the Water Cycle?
Emily Hudd
Book
Non-fiction
Making Dams and Reservoirs
Elizabeth Krajnick
Book
Non-fiction
Pond & River
Steve Parker
Book
Non-fiction
DK Eyewitness Series
River Wild: An Activity Guide to North American Rivers
Nancy F. Castaldo
Book
Non-fiction
Includes hands-on activities
Rivers
Andrew Haslam, Geraldene Wharton
Book
Non-fiction
Includes hands-on activities
Rivers and Lakes Inside Out
Megan Kopp
Book
Non-fiction
The Mississippi River
Claire O’Neal
Book
Non-fiction
What Are Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans?
Louise Spilsbury
Book
Non-fiction
A River
Marc Martin
Book
Picture Book
I Know the River Loves Me
Maya Christina Gonzalez
Book
Picture Book
In English and Spanish
Letting Swift River Go
Jane Yolen, Barbara Cooney
Book
Picture Book
Over in a River: Flowing Out to the Sea
Marianne Berkes, Jill Dubin
Book
Picture Book
Song of the River
Joy Cowley, Kimberly Andrews
Book
Picture Book
The Negro Speaks of Rivers
Langston Hughes, E.B. Lewis
Book
Picture Book
Illustrated classic poem
Where the River Begins
Thomas Locker
Book
Picture Book
American Moments: Hoover Dam
Wonderscape Entertainment
Video
Documentary
Colorado River: Glen & Grand Canyons, Arizona
Bennett-Watt HD Productions
Video
Documentary
Fort Peck Dam
PBS
Video
Documentary
Rivers of Life: The Mississippi
PBS
Video
Documentary
Free with PBS Passport account
Pond & River
DK Vision and BBC Worldwide Americas
Video
Educational
Free on YouTube
Rivers and Streams
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Video
Educational
 

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