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Landforms of Illinois
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.
Students create different landforms by using play dough. In this landforms lesson plan, students make hills, plains, mountains, lakes, and more.
Landforms in a Tub
Fifth graders use common household items to build landforms and simulate weathering and erosion.
Learning Physical Geography Through Landforms
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.
Landforms - Landform Examples in the Philippines (Matching)
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.
Springfield Digital Storytelling Project: Landform Riddle
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.
Geological Features: How Weathering & Erosion Help Create Landforms
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.
Students study how landforms affect all aspects of a community. Students work in groups to identify landforms from other works of art. In cooperative groups Students select a work of art depicting a particular land form and create a poem.
Landforms, What Are They?
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.
Across Five Aprils-Civil War Battlefield Landforms
Students research various Civil War battles, then choose two battles in which local landforms played a key role either as key offensive or defensive positions desired by one or both sides.
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.
Oregon Trail Landforms
Students study the landforms that exist along the Oregon Trail. In this Oregon landforms instructional activity, 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.
Landforms of Iowa
Students observe the landscape and different landforms where they live. In this landforms lesson students list and define materials that make up their local landforms.
Landforms of Illinois
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.
Geologic Landforms Seen on Aerial Photos
Students are introduced to the basic geological landforms. Using aerial photographs, they answer questions on a worksheet to determine which geological process created the specific landform. They discuss their answers with the class to end the lesson.
Seventh graders use the internet to research the landforms of Mississippi. They write descriptive paragraphs about the area and use peer editing. They create a map of Mississippi as well.
Landforms E-mail Project
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.
I Am A Rock, I Am An Island: Describing Landforms and Bodies of Water
Students identify common landforms and bodies of water from descriptions of distinguishing features. For 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.