Our All About the Grand Canyon lesson plan introduces students to canyons and to the Grand Canyon, which is often named one of the seven natural wonders of the world, its characteristics, formation details, and history. Most students are familiar with the Grand Canyon but do not know the details or history of its formation. During this lesson, students are asked to work creatively and with a partner to create a poster, complete with pictures and facts, figures, or slogans, encouraging people to visit the Grand Canyon, as a tourist and for scientific reasons; they will then present their finished poster to the class, strengthening their public speaking skills. Students are also asked to match the correct canyon type with the given fact, demonstrating their understanding of the canyon portion of the lesson.
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to define canyon, list types of canyons, and locate the Grand Canyon on a map, list characteristics of the Grand Canyon and tell how it was formed.
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