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Students work together in groups to research the various types of landforms found on the Earth and locate them on a map. As a class, they discuss how the landforms affect the way people live in those areas. To end the lesson, they use construction paper to make their own mobile of different landforms.
Three days of erosion exploration await your elementary geologists. Learners begin by examining rivers via Google Earth, then they model water flow in sand, and finally, they identify resulting landforms. This lesson is written specifically for residents of Ohio, but with a little preparation, it can be adapted to your local watershed. 
Students create different landforms by using play dough. For this landforms lesson plan, students make hills, plains, mountains, lakes, and more.
Seventh graders explore physical geography through landforms. They discuss the various types of landforms found around the world. Students recognize various landforms on the world map.
Second graders identify all the geographical landforms along the pioneer trail. They study, and present to the class, at least one geographical landform along the pioneer trail.
In this landforms worksheet, students match the landforms to their definitions. Students complete 10 matches on this worksheet and answer true and false and multiple choice questions about landforms in the Philippines.
Creative projects and collaborative learning are hallmarks of 21st Century learning skills. Using an iphone, 6th graders create an iMovie which shows a student composed riddle. The riddle needs to be about one of the landforms they have recently learned about. This is a cool idea even without the technological component.
Students explore how the Earth's surface changes resulting in geological features and landforms. They perform a read-a-loud on Thomas Locker's Mountain Dance, complete a KWL chart, and create a landform using plaster of paris.
Fifth and sixth graders are introduced to the primary landforms of Illinois and discover how they were created. Landform cards are made for each pupil. They use the twenty-questions format until they have identified each one. Then, groups of pupils research one of the landforms in the list embedded in the plan, and each student creates the landform in a shoebox. An excellent instructional activity with enriching activities.
The construction of a PowerPoint presentation on landforms and bodies of water is the focus of this geography lesson. Students play a matching landforms game with a partner to reinforce the terms they have been learning. Each student is assigned a landform they must create a slide for. In the computer lab, learners access a variety of educational software programs in order to successfully create their slide.
Learners study how landforms affect all aspects of a community. Students work in groups to identify landforms from other works of art. In cooperative groups Learners select a work of art depicting a particular land form and create a poem.
Second graders identify various landforms found in the world. In this landforms lesson, 2nd graders use Play-doh to construct landforms such as a valley, hill, or plateau. Students discuss the types of landforms they have seen before.
Students investigate the many different landforms that are found throughout the United States. They use the internet and other resources to gather information. The information is used to prepare a multimedia slideshow and to create a classroom bulletin board.
High schoolers use a atlas to identify and describe Canada's Landform region. Using the information they collect, they create a thematic map of the region and describe all of the physiographic regions and the processes that formed them. They share the information they collected with the class.
Students discover the primary landforms of Illinois. They examine how those landforms were formed as well. In groups, they research one of the landforms from their vocabulary list. They create their landform in a shoebox and present it to the class.
Students study the landforms that exist along the Oregon Trail. In this Oregon landforms lesson, students review their knowledge of pioneers moving west and their challenges they faced. Students then work in groups to label a map with the landforms that existed on the Oregon Trail. Students explain the significance for three of the landforms.
Students observe the landscape and different landforms where they live.  In this landforms activity students list and define materials that make up their local landforms.
Students identify common landforms and bodies of water from descriptions of distinguishing features. In this landforms and bodies of water lesson plan, students describe the features they see in the pictures given to them.
Second graders discuss the different types of landforms throughout the world. They pick one and research and present it to the class.
Students identify and explain geographic terms. They write descriptions of the terms. Students discuss landforms and draw pictures to illustrate them. Students compose and present oral reports about landforms.