Major rivers and mountains in the United States have played an important role in the history of our nation. Mississippi and Missouri Rivers served as routes for Westward Expansion while the Rocky Mountains created a natural barrier to the West.
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.
► Geography Activities with 12 Major Landforms and Flip Book
► Landforms Organizers
► Major Landforms: Geography Interactive Notebook
► U.S. Landforms with 8 Major Landforms Highlighted
CHECK OUT MY OTHER POPULAR SCIENCE UNITS:
Solar System Unit
Light and Sound Unit
Force and Motion Unit
Animal Adaptations Unit
JUST FOR YOU!! To assess the quality and see the style of my work please check out these two FREE activity packs by clicking below:
Earth Day Activity Pack
Amelia Earhart Activity Pack
Subscribe to our NEWSLETTER to gain access to our FREE Library of Classroom Resources, special giveaways, and to see our products in action!
HEART 2 HEART TEACHING
***Please know that I spend a lot of time researching, creating, writing, and proofreading my work but even after several revisions there may still be a typo or grammatical error. Please let me know if you find a typo or feel that a correction is needed. Just click on the Ask a Question section or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org versus leaving negative feedback so that I can fix it as soon as possible. I value your input to make my products the highest quality possible. Thank you in advance for your help and support!
Copyright © Heart 2 Heart Teaching LLC. All rights reserved. This file is intended for classroom and personal use only. Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited other than the following:
**You may print for your personal, classroom use, and non-commercial use only.
**Clipart, graphics, photographs, found inside this product are copyrighted. They may not be extracted from this file without written permission from the original artist(s).