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Educational Resources - The Mighty Mo'

Laura Ingalls Wilder Books

Episode Guide

Things To Do

1. Watch The Mighty Mo'.


2. Complete Episode Quiz individually or as a group. (Note: The quiz has additional information and related video.)


3. Student Glossary (PDF)

- Print Crossword Puzzle, (answers), and distribute to the class.


4. Discussion Cards (PDF)


5. Class Activity - Capacity (volume): Gallon, Quart, and More


6. Class Activity - Density Investigation: Team Boat

Episode Script

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On this page you will find educational resources for the Dakota Pathways episode called The Mighty Mo'. There is an episode guide, additional videos, activities, and more.

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