Our Landforms lesson plan explores basic landforms and the characteristics of each. Develop vocabulary and stimulate critical thinking as students identify landforms using basic vocabulary, and compare and contrast the differences between each type. During this lesson, students are asked to use their creativity to plan the location of and create their own landform and then present it to the class, solidifying their presentation and public speaking skills. Students are also asked to match terms with their definitions, demonstrating their understanding of the lesson vocabulary.
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to identify and describe the physical characteristics of place such as landforms, bodies of water, natural resources, and weather; identify major landforms and bodies of water; identify and compare different landforms, including mountains, hills, valleys, and plains.
Common Core State Standards: Social Studies Grade 1: b.6.A, Social Studies Grade 2: b.6.A, Social Studies Grade 3: b.7.C