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This is meant to be a self-contained workshop lesson on how landforms form on Earth. It does require previous knowledge of plate tectonics, weathering, erosion, and deposition. During the mini-lesson you will make sure that students know the necessary vocabulary. The working portion of the class will involve students sorting landforms based on how they formed. Finally, the debriefing will consist of checking students’ sorts and discussing the different ways landforms are formed. Two versions of an assessment are included for measuring student understanding.
The module also includes a reading passage and questions for re-teaching or for students who are absent for the class instruction.
You will be given two versions of the lesson - one is a .pdf to make sure that anyone can open it and the other is a .pptx so you can access individual pages and edit as necessary for your class.
Students will work with foldables of nine different landforms: butte, canyon, cave, cliff, mountain, hill, plateau, plain, and valley.