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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 lesson with enriching activities.
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.
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.
Here is an outstanding series of lessons on Canada - it's geography and its history. In it, third graders locate Canada's regions, provinces, major cities, and prominent landforms. They work together in groups to gather information about Canada, and create a travel brochure about a certain area of Canada. An ambitious series of lessons for third graders, but they are written appropriately, and should be a success.
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 practice identifying landforms and bodies of water by their photographs. In this geographical land form instructional activity, students view several photographs of land types or bodies of water and identify them with words and hand gestures similar to sign language. Students look through old books and magazines to identify even more locations.
Ocean bottom geology has become more understood as our technology has developed. Teach young oceanographers the different features and landforms that are found on the floor of the ocean. Using a color code, collaborative groups identify such undersea features on a portion of a world map. They also mark where earthquakes and volcanoes have occurred on their piece of the map. Is there a relationship between the landforms and plate tectonic activity? A terrific lesson for your geology scholars!