The Waterfall That Built a City

Water Lab
Students use hands-on water tables to discover how people changed the river to control and enhance its power.

Examine how and why St. Anthony Falls drew people to build Minneapolis.

In the 19th century, people from around the world were drawn to St. Anthony Falls. Students share ideas of why people move from one place to another and explore the many ways St. Anthony Falls and the Mississippi River provided resources for the growing city of Minneapolis.

4, 5, 6
Length of time: 
40 minutes