The orographic or rain shadow effect is little understood but has an enormous impact on the natural environment. These posters (one with written explanation one without) use an original diagram to clearly communicate the causes and impact of the rain shadow effect.
Don't be fooled by the apparent simplicity of the art. These posters are totally technically accurate and communicate essential information in way that students grasp. How can you be sure? Because classroom after classroom of HBE students love them and credit them with helping them grasp this important concept.
Helms Bilingual Education posters are designed to be printed on 11 x 17 paper (it costs about 58 cents at a local copy shop --even in color-- or you can just do it for free at school) and can be laminated or used as is.
If your experience is like mine, you will find yourself constantly using the posters to explain concepts and frequently seeing students get up and go at look at them to clarify something for themselves.
Clip art used in these posters is also available from HBE.
THS PRODUCT ALSO AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH. DESIGNED FOR SPANISH IMMERSION AND BILINGUAL SPANISH GEOGRAPHY, WORLD GEOGRAPHY, EARTH SCIENCE, AND SIMILAR CLASSROOMS!