Brief reading about another freshwater wetland system, rivers. Students are introduced to the three types of rivers in Florida: alluvial, blackwater, and spring-fed. Students then have to use mapping skills to add 12 selected rivers onto a Florida map. They will color-code the rivers based on the river type.
Students will then research a chosen state park that is river-based. Twelve choices are listed for the students to pick from and then plan a persuasive essay and write that essay. They are trying to convince their parents to visit the park and they must detail how this will benefit the whole family in three ways.
Answer Key: 1. Apalachicola 2. ~16,600 cubic ft/second 3. Appalachian 4. Suwannee 5. 12,000