Landforms, Continents & Oceans Activities {A Science, Writing & Literacy Unit}

Linda Kamp
Grade Levels
1st - 3rd, Homeschool
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Landforms activities, learning about bodies of water: Landforms, Continents and Oceans Activities is a complete unit for teaching about continents, oceans, and 18 different landforms. Combining science, writing and literacy activities, this highly engaging, hands-on unit includes a 2-week lesson plan with print/project lesson visuals, What Is A Landform? mini lesson, landforms practice activities, vocabulary work, cross-curricular literacy centers and end of unit assessments. Detailed teacher's notes save you time and make planning easier! *For a Landforms unit that also includes Earth Changes Click here.

Included in this unit:

Detailed, 2 week lesson plan and visuals

What Is A Landform? mini lesson with chart

Continents and Oceans reference charts

Label the Continents and Oceans

Landforms Assessment

Landforms vocabulary booklet

3 Graphic organizers for defining, categorizing and comparing landforms (color and blackline)

Geometry Jabber buddy chat (literacy center)

Landforms, Oceans, Continents flap book with 3 versions (literacy center)

Landform building project with salt dough (recipe included) or use Crayola Air Dry Clay

Landforms Building and Writing Project

Students build landforms then write a creative personal narrative. Writing project resources include templates, prewriting organizers, class anchor chart example, and photos of examples of completed projects.

Additional Activities

Map making activity with templates

Post card writing activity with templates

Bulletin board display title signs and landforms cut-outs

23 Landforms reference charts:

Peninsula, canyon, volcano, island, plateau, mountain, desert, waterfall, hill, valley, bay, plain, ocean, lake, river, glacier, isthmus, delta, cave, cliff, continents, oceans, landforms explained chart.

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Happy teaching!

Linda Kamp

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Additional 2nd Grade Science Units:

Scientists & The Scientific Method: Intro to Science Gr 2-3

Properties of Matter-Gr 2 NGSS

Landforms & Earth Changes-Gr 2 NGSS

Habitats & Ecosystems-Gr 2 NGSS

Plants & Animals-Gr 2 NGSS

Plant Life Cycle

Butterfly Life Cycle

2nd Grade DIGITAL Science Units with Audio Lessons:

Properties of Matter Digital Lessons & Activities

Habitats & Ecosystems Digital Lessons & Activities

Scientists & The Scientific Method Digital Lessons & Activities

Earth Changes & Landforms Digital Lessons & Activities

Plants & Animals Digital Lessons & Activities

2nd grade science passages & readers:

Habitats Leveled Reading Passages PRINT & DIGITAL ________________________________________________


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Total Pages
90 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.


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