A community is a place where groups of people live and work together
A community has a unique location on earth's surface.
What are the physical features of my community and region?
Each community has physical features.
Physical processes shaped the land of a community.
|General and Tacoma Knowledge|
There are many types of physical features.
Landforms are the shapes of the land.
||Local landforms: |
|Major bodies of water:
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|Physical processes that shape the land include:|
Glaciers, volcanoes, wind, and water have created our community's landforms.
Locate physical features on a map.
Describe physical features.
Correctly place all continents and oceans on a map.
Correctly place regional physical features on map.
Identify the physical processes that formed our region.
- Identify and distinguish physical features in the community, using observations from bus rides, walks to school.
- Select pictures or diagrams from magazines, calendars, newspapers, or brochures that show the landforms and water bodies located in the community.
- Draw a sketch map of the community, which shows the physical characteristics of the place.
- Create a Venn diagram comparing the similarities and differences between Tacoma (Puget Sound region) with a different area, e.g., desert. Literature Circle Activities
WHAT CHANGES OUR EARTH?
Name four out of the six things mentioned in the book, which change our earth.
Tell why each thing you named changes our earth.
What are "plates" in this book?
How can moving plates change our earth?
Name the seven continents.
- Northwest maps (grade 4) are in each school library. Use the map and legend to locate community and physical features of the surrounding area. Also find distance and directions between Tacoma and physical features.
- Build desktop size model of landform map from recyclable materials.The students may bring in materials found at home to make a model of landforms found in the community around them.
- Literature Circle Activities
COAST to COAST
Make T-chart (with two columns) with the headings LANDFORMS and BODIES OF WATER.
Draw two or more pictures of each kind of physical feature.
Cut and glue them onto the correct columns on your chart.
Explain interesting facts you learned about landforms and bodies of water.
Draw a picture of each word and match it to the state where it can be found on a United States map.
ASSESSMENT - Rotate students through stations to assess their knowledge of concepts.