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Chapter 1 - Montana: Where the Land Writes History

 

Online textbook: Chapter 1 - (.pdf)

Worksheet 1: Reading a Map - (.pdf)

Worksheet 2: Making a Chart - (.pdf)

Learning from Historical Documents:

Letter from Helen Piper about the 1935 Earthquake

Interesting Links

Test your knowledge with this crossword puzzle featuring Montana counties. (Need help? You can find the answers at the Montana Place Name Website).

Do you enjoy riddles? See if you can find the answers to Montana town name riddles.

Learn about the great floods that shaped the Pacific Northwest and take a virtual tour of the landscapes they created at the Montana Natural History Center's Glacial Lake Missoula website. When and where were the most recent earthquakes in Montana? Find out on the Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology's earthquake page.

The "Games and Projects" section of the bureau's kid's page offers good earthquake and volcano activities. Still curious? Check out the Earthquake Education Services web page.

How did your town get its name? Visit the Montana Place Names Companion Website to find out.

See how Glacier National Park glaciers have melted over the years by looking at the images from this repeat photography project.

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Geysers in the Old Faithful area of Yellowstone National Park, photo by Donnie Sexton, Travel Montana
 

 
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Cutthroat Trout, courtesy US Fish and Wildlife Service

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