Title of Lesson: The Earth's Landscape#156

National Standards: 7
The physical processes that shape the patterns of Earth's surface.
State Standard: 12

Teaching Level: E

Lesson Introduction:
The two physical processes that create the Earth's surface are build up (up-heavels like mountains) and breakdown (erosion).
Erosion also builds up. Winds create dunes, water creates deltas, ice creates valleys, waves create spits and sandbars.

- to become familiar with natural disaster vocabulary: earthquake, flood, tornado, typhoon, tidal waves, drought, volcanic flow, hurricane, lightning

Materials: graph paper

Procedure: Option I
1. Assign pairs of students with a word and asked them to define the word and find a location in the world where that disaster has occurred
2. Locate on a world map their locations
3. Discuss their observations of the world map

Option II
1. Create a crossword puzzle or word search using the disaster vocabulary words and erosion, wind, water, ice, waves, buildup, breakdown

Option III
1. Have students check the news for a week and make a list of all the news stories referring to a natural disaster

Do the students now use these words in their conversations?

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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