A landform is a feature of the Earthís surface.
Beaches, deserts, lakes, rivers, mountains, and valleys are all examples of
landforms. Children are familiar with their own backyard, and many do not
know that other "landforms" exist. If you are in a flat area, they
may not have seen a mountain. If they live in an urban setting, they may
have never seen the ocean.
- This activity introduces students to the vocabulary words. They match
pictures with the words on the worksheet. You can also use pictures from
other sources. For example, if you have a slide collection, (maybe from
your travels), you project the pictures, and take the students on a walk
through a forest, up a mountain, or through some other landscape.
- If you have Internet access, you may wish to have the children look at
several travel sites. You can thus go to exotic places without leaving
the classroom. Students could also do this at home, under their parentís