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In this comprehensive unit students will learn about 7 major rivers and 3 major mountain chains that play an incredibly important role in the history of the United States.
In this unit, students will read and complete activities about Major U.S. Rivers and Mountain chains including the following:
✔St. Lawrence River
✔Rio Grande River
✔The Rocky Mountains
✔The Appalachian Mountains
✔The Sierra Nevada Mountains
Read. Connect. Create.
Introduce and review the vocabulary words using the colorful vocabulary posters with real-life photos. These posters are excellent for bulletin boards too! Have students cut, glue, and define the vocabulary words using the flip flaps.
Read the passages about each river and mountain chain. Have students complete the comprehension questions and graphic organizers for each passage. Students will enjoy meeting John Muir, an important environmentalist.
There are several hands-on activities to reinforce learning. You can use them in a learning station, for centers, as homework, or to review at the end of the unit.
Here’s what included:
✔Spotlight on Vocabulary
✔Label and color the maps
✔U.S. Mountains CRQ
✔U.S. Rivers CRQ
✔Which River am I? Activity
✔Meet John Muir
✔Quiz & Answer Keys
There are lots of ways to use this packet in the classroom depending on your students and the time allotted for this lesson.
These are great for center or station work where students work with a partner or in a group to read through the information and then complete their organizers.
If time is limited, you could have each group study and learn about one of the U.S. Landforms and then share their findings with the class. This packet is meant to give them a general foundation of information but if desired students could do additional research to learn even more about each of the U.S. Landforms.
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