Great lesson for intro to geography. Great for all ages, fun lesson plan + activity on geographic features and map skills.
The anticipatory set goes over reading a map, latitude, longitude. FOr relevance, switch a map of your district/town instead of mine.
Then there is an introduction Powerpoint that leads into the activity.
The best part of this lesson is the activity. Students ail be working cooperatively on making their own map, learning about different geographic features. This lesson goes by my textbook, but you can use any history textbook as a substitute.
FInally the powerpoint goes into detail with pictures and descriptions of all the geographic features to debrief and check for understanding.
The closure activity requires students to look at the NY state regents exam essay question of geography. They can practice writing one of the body paragraphs based of what they learned throughout the lesson.