Jenni Kuivajärvi
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Finding Directions - Simply stand a 3-foot stick on end and place a small rock where the tip of the shadow falls.  Wait ten to fifteen minutes and place a second rock at the point where the tip of the shadow has moved too.  Draw a line between the two points.  This is an east-west line.  Place the toe of your left foot at the first rock and the toe of your right foot at the second rock; you will now be facing north. Anywhere on earth, the first shadow mark is west, the second east.

Finding Directions - Simply stand a 3-foot stick on end and place a small rock where the tip of the shadow falls. Wait ten to fifteen minutes and place a second rock at the point where the tip of the shadow has moved too. Draw a line between the two points. This is an east-west line. Place the toe of your left foot at the first rock and the toe of your right foot at the second rock; you will now be facing north. Anywhere on earth, the first shadow mark is west, the second east.

Your students will love building this 3-D topographical map to help them understand geography and its terminology.

Your students will love building this 3-D topographical map to help them understand geography and its terminology.

Shoe Box Project: I would have the students do a take home project over landforms when we are further into this unit. I would give the parents instructions stating that I would like the children to show what each landform looks like in a creative and artistic way. I would make sure that the parents know that they need to make sure that everything fits in one shoe box. The students would need to include: an ocean, a plain, a volcano, a river, a mountain, and a hill.

Shoe Box Project: I would have the students do a take home project over landforms when we are further into this unit. I would give the parents instructions stating that I would like the children to show what each landform looks like in a creative and artistic way. I would make sure that the parents know that they need to make sure that everything fits in one shoe box. The students would need to include: an ocean, a plain, a volcano, a river, a mountain, and a hill.

Geography project idea - Make a model river This site has some interesting ideas.

Geography project idea - Make a model river This site has some interesting ideas.

River model

River model

Map of My Room

Map of My Room

Grade 4 - First Local Geography Block - many great mlb examples and resources!

Grade 4 - First Local Geography Block - many great mlb examples and resources!

Map of our school geography

Map of our school geography

Fifth Grade

Fifth Grade