Our All About Niagra Falls lesson plan introduces students to the history and geological features of Niagara Falls. The lesson begins with information about waterfalls, including erosion and how waterfalls are created. During this lesson, students are asked to use their creativity and collaboration skills to create a poster advertising Niagra Falls, using facts learned from the lesson; they then present their finished poster to the class, strengthening their public speaking skills. Students are also asked to match terms to their correct definitions, demonstrating their understanding of the lesson vocabulary.
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to locate Niagara Falls on a map, list characteristics of Niagara Falls, the Niagara River and explain the concept of a waterfall.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.3, 7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3, 7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3, 7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.3, 7