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Students create their own island using contour lines.
Detailed instructions are given about the topography of the island and the features on the island.
PowerPoint file allows for students to practice drawing contour lines from a written description of the topography leading up to the construction of The Island.
This activity demonstrates the knowledge students have about drawing and interpreting contour lines.
Two options of islands are offered to allow for differentiation.
In addition, differentiated grids are offered for multiple options.
Student exemplars are included.
Rubric for grading is included.
This activity has been extensively tweaked over many years.