Title of Lesson: Local Area - We Are Connected to the Land#146

Key Words for Cross Reference: physical systems

National Standard: 15 How physical systems affect human systems.

State Standards: 14

Teaching Level: E

- to identify some of the resources provided by the river system
- recognize how people conform to or are affected by the physical environment of the locality

maps of regionpictures of multiple uses of the region
markersflyers of the things to do in the area
outline map of NH/VT

1. Display advertisements and pictures of things to do in the area. What activities are directly related to physical land features?
- lake, pond, river: swimming, canoeing, boating
- mountains: rock and ice climbing, skiing, hiking
- gorges, rivers: bridge building

2. Have students locate and label some of the physical geographic features of the region on their own outline map of NH/VT.

3. Are any business located along physical features? Why?

4. Are towns located along physical features for a reason or do you think a feature became a part of the town? Is there any clue to this? (Some physical features are obviously the basis of a locality.)

What features are important to the local area ?
Can the students relate this lesson to region from earlier lesson?

Link to units on:
- Bridges
- Recreation

Reflection: How successful was this lesson? Did all students benefit? Were there any surprises? What might you do differently another time? Please note any changes that will make this lesson more effective and useful in the future and pass them along to the NHGA. We appreciate your comments.
Thank you.
The authors.

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